Mamata condemns terror attack in Bangladesh


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today strongly condemned the terror attack in Bangladesh and expressed solidarity with brothers and sisters in the neighbouring country.

“Strongly condemn the suicide attack in Sylhet,” she said in a tweet.

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“My solidarity with brothers and sisters in Bangladesh,” the West Bengal Chief Minister said.

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Six persons were killed and nearly 40 others injured, including a top intelligence officer, in two powerful blasts last evening outside a building occupied by the Islamist militants in Sylhet city of Bangladesh.

The first blast had targeted a huge crowd witnessing the operation codenamed ‘Twilight’ and policemen deployed there, while the second one took place in front of the hideout.

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Operation Twilight was launched after a suicide bomber on Friday night blew himself up at the international airport in Dhaka in an attack claimed by the ISIS. It came a week after an identical attack on a RAB camp in Dhaka.

Police had tracked down the Sylhet hideout less than a week after they busted two militant dens on the outskirts of the southeastern port city of Chittagong.

Bangladesh has been witnessing a spate of attacks on secular activists, foreigners and religious minorities since 2013. The country launched a massive crackdown on militants especially after the Dhaka cafe attack.

(With inputs from PTI)


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