He blew the explosives tied to his waist at a police outpost at the Dhaka International Airport.
Dhaka: A suicide bomber on Saturday blustered himself up at the international airport in Dhaka in an attack claimed by ISIS terrorist group, a week after a similar attack on a camp of Bangladesh’s elite Rapid Action Battalion nearby.
The attacker, wearing jeans and shirt, was stated to be below 30 years. He blustered the explosives tied to his waist at a police outpost at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The bomber could not be identified immediately and no other person was injured in the bombing.
Police stated he was carrying a trolley bag filled with three more bombs, discharged in a controlled-explosion later by a bomb disposal unit during which 5 people, including a policeman, were wounded.
“The bomber exploded a bomb in front of the police post and killed himself,” a top police officer expressed to reporters.
Dhaka’s police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia expressed to reporters that the police security at the airport provoked the militant to commit suicide before he could attack the outpost.
According to a source, the attacker activated the bomb outwardly in an attempt to attack the security officers present at the entrance of the airport.
Hours later the incident the ISIS group claimed accountability through its propaganda news agency ‘Amaq’. It stated the attack “attacked a Bangladeshi police checkpoint near the international airport in the city of Dhaka.”
Bangladesh, however, has dismissed several previous IS claims, saying no foreign terrorist group has presence in the country.
According to a report on Bdnews24.com, the attacker triggered the bomb apparently in an attempt to target the security personnel present at the entrance of the airport.
Armed Police Battalion Assistant Commissioner Tanzila Akter expressed to reporters the incident happened around 7 p.m.