Dhaka cafe attackers were wanted by Bangladesh police

Dhaka: All the attackers who were killed in deadly Dhaka cafe attack were Bangladesh citizen and five of them were wanted by police.

The Islamic State terrorists slaughtered 20 civilians, mostly foreigners, including Indian.

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The Inspector General of Police Shahidul Hoque told media persons that police tried to arrest these five militants previously.

The troops have released the nationalities of the 20 hostages who were found dead inside the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe after they stormed the cafe on Sunday morning which was continued since Saturday night.

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The authorities said that the two police officers were killed during the Dhaka cafe gunfight.

According to the Joint Force Command, nine of the victims were Italian, seven were Japanese, one was from India, two were Bangladeshi and one was a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin. Eleven of the victims were male and nine were female.

Ending the nation’s worst hostage crisis which was termed as ‘7/16 Bangladesh terrorists attacks’, the security forces rescued 13 hostages and killed six gunmen on Sunday morning.

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The Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called a two-day state mourning for the victims who were killed in deadly attack at the Holey Artisan cafe in the diplomatic area of Gulshan in Dhaka.

One of the gunmen, injured in the shootout, was captured, while 13 hostages were rescued at the end of the 12-hour siege.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.


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