Bangladesh Police Kill Terrorists, Foil 'mass Attack'

Bangladesh police kill terrorists, foil 'mass attack'

DHAKA,(APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th july,2016) - Bangladeshi police Tuesday killed nine suspected extremists believed to be planning another mass attack following a deadly cafe assault this month, the country's police chief said.

Police who stormed their hideout said the men belonged to a Bangladeshi group blamed for the Dhaka cafe attack in which 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, were killed. "From police intelligence sources we learnt that they were planning to carry out a major incident.

We conducted the operation to foil any such incident," national police chief A.

K.M Shahidul Hoque told reporters. Police said the men were aged between 20 and 25 and wore the same clothing and backpacks as the group that carried out the cafe attack in the city's upscale Gulshan neighbourhood. One other suspected extremist was shot and arrested during the raid in the capital's Kalyanpur neighbourhood. Hoque said all 10 were suspected members of the homegrown extremist group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), which local authorities blamed for the Dhaka cafe attack.