ISIS takes responsibility for deadly attack in Dhaka Shiite mosque, Bangladesh

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DHAKA : ISIS says it's behind a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh -- a claim that, if true, shows the terrorist group's reach into the South Asian nation. About 20 people were conducting their evening prayers inside a mosque in Bogra, a district in northern Bangladesh about 125 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Dhaka , when gunmen burst in Thursday. At least one person died and three more were wounded before the assailants fled, Bogra police Superintendent Mohammad Asaduzzaman said. ISIS group that's taken over vast swaths of Syria and Iraq and has been tied to terror attacks across Asia, Africa and Europe claimed credit for the attack in a statement distributed online by supporters. Asaduzzaman said authorities knew of the claim but couldn't immediately verify it. Regardless, Thursday's mosque attack is the latest example in which ISIS has boasted about carrying out violence in Bangladesh . A statement from ISIS asserted then that "the soldiers of the Caliphate in Bangladesh " tracked Tavella and then shot him, according to Flashpoint Global Partners, a group that tracks jihadist activity. "We say to all citizens of the Crusader coalition, you will not be safe in the Muslim lands," ISIS warned, "and this is just the beginning." Source: CNN

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