Akayed Ullah, the 27-year-old suspected bomber, detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his physique in a crowded passageway throughout the morning rush hour, injuring himself and three others.
The machine prematurely exploded between two subway platforms close to Port Authority, America’s largest bus terminal, injuring 4 individuals and inflicting chaos in one of many busiest commuter hubs within the metropolis, officers mentioned.
The Bangladesh police detained the spouse and in-laws of Ullah for questioning. The counterterrorism unit detained the trio this afternoon, bdnews reported.
“The three have been introduced in for questioning,” Counterterrorism Unit Deputy Commissioner Saiful Islam was quoted as saying by the report.
Ullah’s spouse Jannatul Ferdous and their six-month-old child stay together with her dad and mom in Dhaka. Ullah, who hails from Chittagong, has lived within the US for seven years. US police officers mentioned he labored as a cab driver initially after which labored as an electrician at an actual property firm.
He had pledged allegiance to the ISIS terror group and instructed investigators that his deliberate terrorist assault in New York was primarily due to the current Israeli actions in Gaza, officers mentioned as per a number of media reviews.
Bangladesh police started looking for Ullah’s household after his id was confirmed. An official from the counter-terrorism unit mentioned they discovered the handle of his in-laws on Tuesday afternoon.
Akayed’s father-in-law Zulfikar Haider, mother-in-law Mahfuza Akhtar and their youngsters rented the home.