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Bangladesh militant group, not Islamic State behind Dhaka attack: Minister

Dhaka: The jihadists who slaughtered 20 hostages at a Dhaka restaurant were members of a homegrown Bangladeshi militant outfit and not followers of the Islamic State group, a senior minister said on Sunday.

Policemen clear area outside the bakery in Dhaka, where gunmen killed 20 foreign nationals on Friday

Policemen clear area outside the bakery in Dhaka, where gunmen killed 20 on Friday. AP

"They are members of the Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh," Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told AFP, referring to a group which has been banned in Bangladesh for more than a decade.

"They have no connections with the Islamic State."


Updated Date: Jul 03, 2016 10:42 AM

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