Bangladesh police on Saturday reported that four terrorists, including the “mastermind”, Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, of the infamous Dhaka cafe attack have been killed.
Earlier this month, police had confirmed that the DNA samples of all six militants who were killed in the cafe siege had matched with their relatives.
Bangladesh police say they have killed four terrorists including the “mastermind” of Dhaka cafe attack
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“The gunfight erupted this morning after police started raiding a building at Naraynganj’s Pikeparha,” Counter-terrorism Unit’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanowar Hossain was quoted as saying by the bdnews24.com.
The unit’s chief Monirul Islam earlier said the raid was conducted upon information gleaned from an arrested operative of the banned Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
On July 1, the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery and O’ Kitchen restaurant at Gulshan by five young gunmen left 22 people, including 17 foreigners and two police officers dead.
A military operation about 12 hours later brought the siege to an end. Of the six slain in the operation, five were termed as operatives of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen by the police.
ISIS had claimed responsibility for the cafe attack.