2017 Dhaka RAB camp suicide bombing

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2017 Dhaka RAB Camp Suicide Bombing Attack
Part of Terrorism in Bangladesh
Location Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Target RAB
Weapons explosive belt
Deaths 1
Perpetrators Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Assailants one suicide bomber

The 2017 Dhaka RAB Camp suicide bombing was an attempted suicide attack in the under construction compound of the elite Rapid Action Battalion in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 17 March 2017.[1] The suicide attempt failed to cause any mass casualties, injuries or deaths. Only the lone suicide bomber died.


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant had called for suicide attacks in Bangladesh on 15 March 2017.[2] Suicide attacks are rare in Bangladesh.[3]


On 17 March 2017 a suicide bomber the entered under-construction Rapid Action Battalion headquarters in Ashkona, Dhaka, Bangladesh and detonated his vest.[4] The suspected bomber was killed in the explosion and two RAB officers were injured. The injured officers, Lance Corporal Mizan and Constable Arif, were rushed to Dhaka Combined Military Hospital. The incident happened outside a makeshift camp located near the Haji Camp at Ashkona. The assault comes only two days after ISIL called for suicide attacks in Bangladesh, and one day after two militants of New JMB group blew themselves up to evade arrest by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit during a raid in Chittagong's Sitakunda. The attack happened at Bangladeshi Local time 1:10 P.M. in Uttara, Bangladesh.[2][5][6]

The attack followed what had been a lull in Islamist attacks in Bangladesh.[7][8]

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for this terror attack.[7][9]

See also


  1. ^ "Suicide bomber blows himself up near RAB camp in Dhakas Ashkona". India Today. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  2. ^ a b "Suicide bomber attacks RAB barracks". Dhaka Tribune. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  3. ^ "Suicide bomber attacks Bangladesh police special forces base". Reuters. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  4. ^ "Islamic State takes credit for Dhaka suicide attack". Dhaka Tribune. 17 March 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-21.
  5. ^ ঢাকায় রযাবের ক্যাম্পে বোমা বিস্ফোরণে নিহত ১. BBC News (in Bengali). 17 March 2017.
  6. ^ "'Suicide blast' kills 'bomber' at Ashkona". bd24live.com.
  7. ^ a b Ali Manik, Julfikar (18 March 2017). "Bombing Foiled After Lull in Bangladesh Attacks Ends". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  8. ^ "IS claims Friday suicide bombing in Bangladesh elite forces camp". Hindustan Times. Agence-France. 19 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  9. ^ ঢাকায় রযাবের অস্থায়ী ক্যাম্পে বোমা বিস্ফোরণ আইএস চালিয়েছে বলে তাদের দাবি. BBC News (in Bengali). 17 March 2017.

Coordinates: 23°51′01″N 90°24′39″E / 23.8504°N 90.4108°E / 23.8504; 90.4108

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