March 24, 2017 / 8:55 PM / 4 months ago

Islamic State claims suicide attack near Bangladesh airport - statement

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CAIRO, March 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack carried out at a checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, saying it had killed several police officers.

The militant group said it also wounded many officers in the blast, in a statement published on supporters' social media accounts. (Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Andrew Heavens)

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