Dhaka/Nagpur: The police just announced that Gulshan cafe attack ‘mastermind’ Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury and 2 others killed in an encounter near Dhaka.
On July 16, five militants took hostages and opened fire on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan Thana. The assailants entered the bakery with crude bombs, machetes, pistols, and took several dozen hostages (foreigners and locals).
Twenty-nine people were killed, including 20 hostages (18 foreigners and 2 locals), 2 police officers, 5 gunmen, a chef of the bakery and later at hospital, an assistant of a chef.
The incident was the worst terrorist attack in Bangladesh’s history.