Bangladesh has still not recovered from its mourning following last Friday's terror attack in Dacca whereby 20 people were killed. Bombings followed by gunshots killed 3 people, including 2 police officers, on Thursday, July 7, in Kishoreganj, in the North of the country. 14 people were injured.
According to international media reports, over 300 000 people had gathered near a mosque for Eid celebrations. The attack was perpetrated by at least 5 people, some of whom were armed with machetes and guns. One of them was killed in the encounter with the police while the four others were arrested.
Bangladesh authorities say that attack has not been claimed. However, they have excluded the track of the Islamic State. Instead, government suspects a local group of terrorists who have not yet been identified but who are trying to destabilize the Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina.
The country has been on alert since last Friday following the attack that had not been claimed. The US government has issued a warning this week to advise foreign nationals who are planning to travel to Bangladesh to reconsider their trip due to current security threats.
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Our sincere thoughts go to the families of victims and all those afflicted by this tragedy.