'Dhaka attack was just a glimpse': Islamic State warns of more attacks in Bangladesh

Dhaka: The Islamic State terror group on Wednesday issued a new chilling video warning the Bangladesh government of more attacks in the country and across the world until Shariah law is established globally, saying last week's gruesome attack on a cafe here was just "a glimpse".

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The video message believed to be issued from Raqqa, the stronghold of the terror group in strife-torn Syria in Bangla language was first found in an Islamic State-affiliate website and then released on YouTube early on Wednesday.

The video comes days after Islamist gunmen stormed a popular restaurant in Dhaka's diplomatic enclave late on Friday and killed 22 people, most of them foreigners from Italy, Japan, India and the US in an attack claimed by the Islamic State.

The Islamic State video released in a SITE Intelligence site on Wednesday. The message containing threats has gone viral on social media among Bangladeshis still recovering from the shock from the slaughter of 20 hostages and two police officers in Dhaka.

"It was a glimpse...will repeat," tweeted Rita Katz, director of SITE intelligence, quoting the men from the video. One had his face covered, while two others were bearded. The video begins with Islamic State propaganda messages, with captions in Bangla, and boasts of death tolls from numerous terror attacks claimed by Islamic State.

"The jihad in Bangladesh, the one you are witnessing now, is nothing like anything you have seen before," said one of them, in his 'message' for the Bangladesh government, bdnews24  reported.

In the video, three of the speakers are of Bangladesh origin, but they could not be identified immediately.

One of them said they would not stop until establishing Shariah law all over the world.

"We will not stop killing the crusaders till then; we will win or die for our religion as martyrs and achieve Sahadaat (martyrdom)... we don't have anything to lose," he said.

He termed the current form of democracy in Bangladesh a 'Shirk' or unforgivable crime.

One of them said they would not stop until establishing Shariah law all over the world. "The Jihad that has come to Bangladesh now has been promised by Prophet Mohammed," he  claimed, Dhaka Tribune reported.

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Updated Date: Jul 06, 2016 17:59:41 IST

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