Bangladesh Minister: Dhaka Terrorists Have No Connection With Islamic State

New Delhi: A minister of Bangladesh on Sunday said that the terrorists, who killed 20 hostages at a restaurant in Dhaka have no connection with Islamic state group. The minister also added that the culprits were members of Bangladesh militant group.


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told AFP, “They are members of the Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh and they have no connection with the Islamic State.”

On Saturday, the Islamic State claimed the responsibility for the Dhaka attack.

Nearly 7 gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan Cafe in the diplomatic area of Gulshan in the Dhaka carrying heavy arms on Friday. The terrorists killed 20 people in the attack. They claimed the lives of nine Italians, three Bangladeshis, an Indian teenager and seven Japanese. The Prime Minister of Bangladesh has called for a two-day mourning for the victims.