29 April Dhaka IED Attack Post Incident Report – May 2019

On 29 April, at approximately 1935hrs local time, unidentified assailants threw an IED at a group of traffic policemen in front of a shopping center in Dhaka city’s Gulistan area. Two policemen and a member of the Bangladesh Ansar (a paramilitary auxiliary force responsible for internal security) were wounded in the explosion. The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the first significant terrorist attack in the country since March 2017.