Bangladesh police kill ‘trainer’ behind Dhaka cafe attack

In July, several militants entered into a cafe in Dhaka and carried out a deadly attack that killed 22 people

By: Reuters | Dhaka | Published: September 3, 2016 1:07:48 am
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Bangladesh police on Friday killed the suspected trainer of militants who carried out a deadly attack on a cafe in July that killed 22 people, a senior police official said.

The militant, known as Murad, was the head of the military wing of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, said Sanwar Hossain, senior official of the Dhaka police counterterrorism unit.

He was killed in a shootout during a raid just outside the capital Dhaka, Hossain told reporters. Two police officials were wounded.

The raid came six days after Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, accused of masterminding the attack on July 1, was killed in a gun battle.

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