Bangladesh security forces kill mastermind of Dhaka cafe attack

Reuters News
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Posted: Aug 27, 2016 1:20 AM

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi security forces killed four Islamist militants, including the mastermind of an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed, the head of police counter-terrorism in the capital said on Saturday.

The militants were killed in a raid on their hideout in Naraynganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Moniru Islam told Reuters. Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the alleged mastermind of the attack on the cafe, was among those killed, he said.

(Reporting by Serajul Quadir; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)