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    The Daesh terrorist group threatened more attacks in Bangladesh after claiming responsibility for the deadly attack in a Dhaka restaurant, local media reported Wednesday.

    NEW DELHI (Sputnik) According to the Dhaka Tribune newspaper, Daesh militants released a video message, reportedly made in Syria's Raqqa, in which three unidentified Daesh members of Bangladeshi origin criticize the country's government and say that the attack in Dhaka was revenge for crimes against Muslims. The militants warned that Daesh jihad would not stop.

    On July 1, a group of armed terrorists took dozens hostage inside the restaurant located in a diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The attack left 20 people, mostly foreigners, dead, while 13 hostages were rescued by the country's security forces.

    Islamic State had initially claimed responsibility for the attack, however the Bangladeshi authorities later accused the homegrown group called Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh of the attack.

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