IS claims attack on Shia mosque in Bangladesh

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Nov 2015 12:04:36

Blood stains are seen on the floor of a Shiite mosque after a shooting in Bogra, on Thursday night. (AFP)


By Anisur Rahman
DHAKA, Nov 27 (PTI)

THE Islamic State (IS) on Friday claimed responsibility for the attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh that killed one person, the latest in a series of incidents in the country linked to the dreaded terror group.
The 70-year-old muezzin of the mosque who calls Muslims to prayer was killed and three other people injured when three
gunmen opened fire on worshippers during prayers at the mosque on Thursday night.
“The Islamic State (IS) claimed credit for the November 26, 2015 attack on a Shia mosque in Bangladesh’s Bogra district,” the SITE Intelligence group said, the Daily Star reported. Three gunmen opened fired as Shia Muslims were offering evening prayers at a mosque in Shibganj area of Bogra district. The assailants fled the scene crossing a wall after locking the mosque’s main gate from inside apparently to prevent people in the neighbourhood to come to the rescue of the victims, sources said.