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The Islamic State Promises Violence in Bangladesh

Apr 26, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Islamic State Promises Violence in Bangladesh
Students protest in Bangladesh on April 24, a day after assailants hacked a university professor to death.
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The Islamic State is expanding its reach around the globe, and its latest focus is on Bangladesh. In the newest edition of its glossy magazine, Dabiq, the head of Islamic State operations in Bangladesh, Sheikh Abu Ibrahim al-Hanif, discussed the group's goals for the country. The group has carried out some small attacks in the country, but it wants to conduct a large attack to boost its credentials among local jihadists and promote the interests of the larger organization. As has been the case elsewhere, however, established jihadist groups in Bangladesh pose a challenge to the Islamic State's ambitions....

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