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02 Mar 2020 | 05:55 AM UTC

Bangladesh: IS claims responsibility for February 28 Chittagong bombing

IS claims responsibility for Chittagong bombing that wounded three on February 28; remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to authorities

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Event

On Friday, February 28, an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated at a police box in Chittagong, wounding two police officers and a child. The Islamic State (IS) has since claimed responsibility on Saturday, February 29. A police investigation is ongoing.

Further attacks are possible over the coming days.

Advice

Individuals in Chittagong are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.