Home bosses say Dhaka café attackers had no international link


Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said the terrorists did not have any international link.

Their (terrorists) parents live in the country and they grew up here, he said. “Their family may remain unaware of their involvement into militancy and terrorism.”

Kamal made the statement talking to reporters, following a visit to the victims of the attack at United Hospital in Dhaka.

Earlier, the IS had claimed that the attackers were members of the militant outfit.

The minister said the investigation was underway.

The city unit of the counter terrorism intelligence was in charge of the investigation into the incident.

According to him, no case has been filed yet, but the legal process would start soon.

IGP says the attackers had JMB link

IGP-1Police are working to dig out more information, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said.

Six attackers were killed in a commando operation at the restaurant in Gulshan on Saturday morning, following the terrorists held hostage a number of people and killed 20 people inside.

Police yesterday published identities of five out of the six attackers.

The five militants whose identities have been made public after the Gulshan restaurant attack,

“The attackers had links with JMB,” the IGP told reporters after visiting constables who were injured at the Gulshan encounter and being treated at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).

The attackers whose images were published were involved in militant activities and their identities were found, he said.

Earlier on Saturday, security forces recovered the bodies of 20 foreign nationals launching a commando operation at a café at the city’s Gulshan when six attackers and two policemen were also killed after terrorists held hostage a good number of people in it.

Thirteen people, including a Japanese citizen and two Sri Lankan nationals, were rescued during the drive.

Police headquarters disclosed the names of the deadly attackers on Saturday night.

Among the six attackers, five were identified as Akash, Bikash, Don, Badhon and Ripon while identity of the rest one could not be confirmed.

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