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Bangladesh attacks: No NSG team to Dhaka

Updated: Jul 08, 2016 14:24 IST

By Ishaan Prakash

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Government sources have confirmed that media reports about an NSG team heading to Bangladesh, to assist in the post blast analysis of the attack at the Eid prayer gathering in Kishoreganj on Thursday and the Gulshan cafe attack last week, are false.

"These are baseless reports, no truth in them," said the government source to ANI when asked about movement of the NSG team.

Earlier, media reports had stated that the Special Forces establishment of Bangladesh had approved India's request for inspection by NSG teams of the blast site to gather "first hand understanding of the situation."

The National Security Guard, is India's elite counter terrorism force that specialises in hostage rescue missions, countering hijack situations among other special operations.

NSG teams were last seen in action during the Pathankot terror attack, wherein six terrorists were neutralised.

An explosion took place during an Eid prayer at the Sholakia field of Kishoreganj town around 9:45 a.m. local time yesterday, where people gather each year for Eid congregation. It is said to be the country's largest Eid congregation.

The attack came days after the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's upscale Gulshan area, claimed 22 lives, including 17 foreigners. The attack drew worldwide condemnation. (ANI)

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