2017 Dhaka RAB Camp Sucide Bombing Attack

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The 2017 Dhaka RAB Camp sucide bombing attack was a suicide attack on the elite Rapid Action Battalion compound in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 17 March 2017.[1]


The Islamic State 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 Islamic State (IS) 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.[5][6][2]

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

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for this terror attack.[9][7]


  1. "Suicide bomber blows himself up near RAB camp in Dhakas Ashkona". http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/bangladesh-suicide-bomber-attack-dhaka-islamic-state-rapid-action-battalion/1/906260.html. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Suicide bomber attacks RAB barracks | Dhaka Tribune" (in en-US). Dhaka Tribune. 2017-03-17. http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2017/03/17/one-killed-blast-near-rab-camp-ashkona/. 
  3. "Suicide bomber attacks Bangladesh police special forces base". Reuters. 2017-03-17. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-bangladesh-militants-idUSKBN16O27Y. 
  4. "Islamic State takes credit for Dhaka suicide attack | Dhaka Tribune" (in en-US). Dhaka Tribune. 2017-03-17. http://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/crime/2017/03/17/claims-attack-dhaka-rab-office/. 
  5. "ঢাকায় রযাবের ক্যাম্পে বোমা বিস্ফোরণে নিহত ১". 17 March 2017. http://www.bbc.com/bengali/39302516. 
  6. "‘Suicide blast’ kills ‘bomber’ at Ashkona". https://www.bd24live.com/mobile/article/14979/index.html. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Ali Manik, Julfikar (18 March 2017). "Bombing Foiled After Lull in Bangladesh Attacks Ends". New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/world/asia/bangladesh-bombing-islamic-state.html?_r=0. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  8. "IS claims Friday suicide bombing in Bangladesh elite forces camp". Agence-France. Hindustan Times. 19 March 2017. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/is-claims-friday-suicide-bombing-in-bangladesh-elite-forces-camp/story-NO8FgIXJ3OlSlN6deRtV2L.html. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 
  9. "ঢাকায় রযাবের অস্থায়ী ক্যাম্পে বোমা বিস্ফোরণ আইএস চালিয়েছে বলে তাদের দাবি". 17 March 2017. http://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-39302900.