Incident Summary:

09/30/2019: An explosive device detonated at an Awami League office in Shiromoni, Khulna, Bangladesh. There were no reported casualties in the blast. The Islamic State in Bangladesh claimed responsibility for the incident. Sources also attributed the attack to Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).




South Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Shiromoni area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Awami League
Specific Description Office
Nationality of Target Bangladesh
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Remote Trigger
Weapon Details
A remote-controlled explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Islamic State in Bangladesh Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Neo-Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Intel on Possible ‘Militant Attack’: New security alert before Eid," Bangladesh Daily Star, July 26, 2020.
"2 involved in bomb attack on Krishak League office held: police," Bangladesh Daily Star, January 25, 2020.
"Blast at Khulna AL Office: Similar to attacks on Dhaka cops," Bangladesh Daily Star, October 1, 2019.