Dhaka attack: With ISIS being ruled out focus now on JMB
Dhaka,July 3: With Bangladesh ruling out the role of the ISIS in the Dhaka attack, the focus is now back on local militant groups such as the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
Minutes after the attack, the ISIS and the al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the same, but the government was unwilling to credit the attack to the two outfits.
In fact when the negotiations were on the terrorists repeatedly demanded that the attack be credited to the ISIS.
The Dhaka police have learnt during the probe managed to identify five of the terrorists. The police said that they all had criminal antecedents.
Those identified are all in the age group of 20 to 28. Their names are Akash, Bikash, Don, Badhon and Ripon.
The probe currently is focused on the role of the JMB.
The investigators are also trying to ascertain if they were aided by the Pakistan ISI. Officials say that all these angles are part of the probe. The focus is currently is on the JMB.
The JMB is the same outfit which was preparing bombs in Burdwan, West Bengal with an intention of carrying out a series of attacks in Bangladesh. The JMB is in a running battle with the current establishment and had planned on destabilizing the regime.