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Islamic State claims responsibility for Shia shrine bombing in Bangladesh

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Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that targeted Shias in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Saturday, the monitor group SITE said.
Earlier on Saturday, a series of blasts killed at least one person and wounded dozens as Shia Muslims gathered for a procession in the old part of Bangladesh's capital to mark the holy day of Ashura, police said.
However, Bangladesh's interior minister told Reuters that no militants were involved and the blasts were not linked to an attack that killed 16 people at a Shia procession in Pakistan hours earlier.
"This is a clear sign of a deteriorated law and order," said Moqbul Ahmed, the acting amir of the country's largest Sunni-Muslim Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh.

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