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Before attacks, we threw out Pakistan diplomats ‘working undercover’: Bangladesh

“And recently few diplomats, who were working undercover in the Pakistan Embassy, were thrown out of the country because they were involved in armed networks,” Hasanul Haq told reporters.

By: ANI | Dhaka |
Updated: July 3, 2016 8:10:15 pm
Bangladesh security personnel stand on top of armored vehicles after militants took hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Bangladeshi forces stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, rescuing some captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff. (AP Photo) Bangladesh security personnel stand on top of armored vehicles after militants took hostages at a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016. (AP Photo)

Pointing fingers at Pakistan for the terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday revealed that the government recently threw out few diplomats, who were working undercover in the Pakistan Embassy, as they were involved in armed networks.

Justifying his remark, Hasanul Haq said that the ISI did have connections with the Jamaat-e-Islami cadres in the past.

“And recently few diplomats, who were working undercover in the Pakistan Embassy, were thrown out of the country because they were involved in armed networks,” Hasanul Haq told reporters.

The Information Minister further said the Pakistan government and the ISI network are involved in covert relations with certain armed networks.

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“They are openly supporting war criminals. So, politically they are with Jamaat-e-Islami, politically they are with the militants. So, that is a sad thing in the regional politics,” he added.

Hasanul Haq, however, said the identity of the accused and what are their connections have not yet been revealed.
Nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi American and two Bangladeshis were among the 20 people killed in the terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on Friday night.

Two senior police officers-Banani Police Station officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch Assistant Commissioner Robiul Islam also lost their lives while trying to rescue the hostages.

Meanwhile, security continues to be tight at all sensitive points in the capital with the police personnel checking all vehicles especially in the secured diplomatic area where the gruesome hostage killings took place.

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