Dhaka cafe, Eidgah attacks aimed at toppling Bangladesh govt: Minister
On Saturday, the Bangladeshi authorities had confirmed that banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen terrorist group was responsible for the attacks.
New Delhi: The deadly attacks in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone and the Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj district were aimed at toppling the Bangladesh government, a minister said on Sunday.
On Saturday, the Bangladeshi authorities confirmed that banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen terrorist group was responsible for the attacks in which more than 20 people were killed, including an Indian.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque made the revelation after visiting the site of attack at Sholakia Eid prayer ground.
On reports regarding the involvement of Islamic State in the attacks, he said that IS claimed responsibilities of every attack but "We can't find any link”.
Four people, including two policemen and a woman died, in a terrorist attack near the Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj district, where hundreds of thousands had gathered for Eid congregation on July 7.
The Eidgah attack came just days after militants attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in upscale Gulshan area of Dhaka and killed 20 people, mostly foreigners, including an Indian.