- Terrorists killed 20 people at Dhaka's Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1
- ISIS said it was responsible for the attack
- The US embassy remains open, the statement said
"The U.S. government assesses that the terrorist threat is real and credible," the department said in a statement.
On July 1, at least five Bangladeshi men stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, a cafe popular with foreigners, businessmen and diplomats, and killed 20 customers, including Italians, Japanese, Indians and a U.S. citizen. ISIS said it was responsible for the attack.
The department said it also authorized the voluntary departure of family members of U.S. government personnel posted to the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka. The embassy remains open, the statement said.
ISIS and al Qaeda have made competing claims for a series of killings of liberals and members of religious minorities in Bangladesh in the past year. The government has dismissed those claims and insists that the violence is homegrown.
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