Published On : Sat, Aug 27th, 2016

Cops kill Bangladesh cafe attack mastermind and 2 others in encounter

Dhaka Cops

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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[8] 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.