DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Islamic State group has released photos of the five men it says carried out the attack in Bangladesh.
The SITE Intelligence Group says the photos were circulated online Saturday, and identified the attackers by noms de guerre indicating they are Bangladeshi. The militants are each shown smiling and posing in front of a black IS flag.
SITE says the IS-run Aamaq news agency issued a new report on the attack. Aamaq says the fighters used "knives, cleavers, assault rifles and hand grenades" but released Muslims unharmed.
An earlier IS statement says the attack on the upscale restaurant in the capital, Dhaka, targeted citizens of "Crusader countries," saying citizens of such countries would not be safe "as long as their warplanes kill Muslims."