Dhaka: The Islamic State terror group on Wednesday issued a new chilling video warning the Bangladesh government of more attacks in the country and across the world until Shariah law is established globally, saying last week’s gruesome attack on a cafe here was just “a glimpse”. The video message believed to be issued from Raqqa, the stronghold of the terror group in strife-torn Syria in Bangla language was first found in an IS-affiliate website and then released on YouTube early on Wednesday.
The video comes days after Islamist gunmen stormed a popular restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave late on Friday and killed 22 people, most of them foreigners from Italy, Japan, India and the US in an attack claimed by the Islamic State. The ISIS video released in a SITE Intelligence site on Tuesday. The message containing threats has gone viral on social media among Bangladeshis still recovering from the shock from the slaughter of 20 hostages and two police officers in Dhaka. “It was a glimpse…will repeat,” tweeted Rita Katz, director of SITE intelligence, quoting the men from the video.
One had his face covered, while two others were bearded. One of them said they would not stop until establishing Shariah law all over the world. PTI This year, the holy month has been particularly bloody, with attacks that killed 350 people across continents Aden: At least six people were killed in a double car bomb attack on Wednesday targeting a military base adjoining Aden international airport in southern Yemen, according to a military source who blamed jihadists. The attackers detonated a car bomb at the entrance to the base, allowing a second vehicle to drive inside where it exploded, the source told AFP, with at least six dead among the military in an updated toll.
“The attackers were jihadists,” the source said. Clashes then broke out between troops and attackers in the base, which was sealed off by government forces sent as reinforcements, witnesses said. The attack came as Muslims celebrated the feast of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The port city of Aden is under the control of government forces who are struggling to secure it more than a year after it was taken back from Shiite Huthi rebels who have seized control of large parts of the country.
Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has exploited the power vacuum created by civil conflict in the impoverished country to expand its presence in the south and southeast. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. This year, the holy month has been particularly bloody, with attacks that killed 350 people and spread terror across continents.
Yemen, which is the grips of a civil war and has long battled a potent al-Qaida branch known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, has also seen an Islamic State affiliate emerge to stage large-scale attacks, particularly in the country’s south. In Wednesday’s attack, the officials said that the militants stormed the compound and were clashing with soldiers. Explosions were heard and ambulance sirens wailed in the distance. AFP
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