ISIS claims attack on Shi'ite mosque in Bangladesh: Monitor group

Blood stains are seen on the floor of a Shi'ite mosque after a shooting in northern Bangladesh on Nov 26, 2015.
Blood stains are seen on the floor of a Shi'ite mosque after a shooting in northern Bangladesh on Nov 26, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

DHAKA (AFP) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militant (ISIS) group has claimed responsibility for an attack on worshippers at a Shi'ite mosque in northern Bangladesh that killed one and wounded three others, the US-based monitoring organisation SITE said Friday (Nov 27).

The attackers struck during evening prayers on Thursday (Nov 26), a day after police shot dead a top Islamist militant accused of hurling grenades at the country's main Shiite shrine in the capital Dhaka last month, killing two people.