Bangladesh kills four members of the terrorist group blamed for cafe attack.

Four members of the radical Islamic group - Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen believed to be responsible for Dhaka cafe attack in July that claimed about 20 lives (read here)  were killed by Bangladesh's security forces.

Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesman, Mizanur Rahman Bhuiya said: the militants were killed in raids carried out by the Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion on the militants' hideouts in the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka.

Reports gathered, Police have killed more than two dozen suspected militants in shootouts since the Dhaka cafe incidence and the alleged mastermind of the said attack, Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury. 

United States of America believes elements of Islamic State are involved with militants in Bangladesh, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry said during a visit to Dhaka in August.

The Dhaka cafe attack in July which targeted mainly foreigners is believed to be an attempt to hurt foreign investment in the country as it is made believe that Bangladesh's $28-billion garments export industry is the second largest in the world.

Credit: Reuters

No comments:

Post a Comment