Published On: Sun, Jul 3rd, 2016

Dhaka attack: All terrorists were Bangladeshi citizens

17242493063In a major development in Dhaka attack, authorities have stated that all the attackers from the deadly assault on a cafe were Bangladeshi citizens. Moreover, five of them were militants that police had tried to arrest previously. Police Inspector General Shahidul Hoque told that two police officers had been killed in a gunfire exchange earlier in the standoff.

The nationalities of the 20 hostages who were found dead inside the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe after Bangladeshi troops stormed the cafe early Saturday morning, ending a nearly 11-hour siege, were also released. Nine of the victims were Italian, seven were Japanese, one was from India, two were Bangladeshi and one was a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, according to the country’s Joint Force Command.

Eleven of the victims were male and nine were female. Six terrorists were killed and one was captured alive, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Saturday.

Source – CNN

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