dhaka - The Bangladeshi authorities are looking for relatives and acquaintances of the 27-year-old man who tried to commit a terrorist attack in New York City Monday, but failed.
The perpetrator, Akayed Ullah, originally came from Bangladesh. He lived in the Brooklyn borough of New York, together with his mother, two sisters and a brother.
The man was injured in attempting to detonate a pipe bomb on his body in one of the busiest places in the city, the bus station and the Port Authority subway hub in the heart of Manhattan. Three bystanders were very slightly injured by the explosion.
Researchers have now discovered that the perpetrator viewed propaganda films from Islamic State on the internet. Bangladesh has strongly condemned the failed attack.
According to the police in Bangladesh, Ullah had no criminal record in Bangladesh. He would have been in that country for the last time in September.