As Bangladesh is trying to recover from the night oh horror that unfolded in the
capital Dhaka last Saturday, the confusion over the identity of the sixth attacker
involved in the deadly massacre has only deepened.
While the ISIS website showed only five attackers, Bangladesh authorities say that there were seven attackers, six of whom were killed.
Among the list of suspects released by the authorities, one was an assistant pizza chef Saiful Choukidar, who worked with the cafe for about a year. Reports suggest that it remains unclear if he was in any way connected to the terrorists.
Ealier on Monday, Political Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister, HT Imam said that the agencies were probing all possible links in the case.”
“Investigation has started, it could be either of the two (ISI or ISIS),” he had said.
However, Pakistan on Monday rejected the allegations terming them baseless.
“These are highly regrettable, irresponsible and provocative stories being carried in the Indian media. They are utterly baseless and unfounded. Pakistan strongly rejects such allegations,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria had said in a statement.