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Dhaka restaurant attack: Was pizza chef one of the 6 attackers?

The Confusion About The Identity Of The Sixth Terrorist Involved In The Deadly Massacre At A Café In Dhaka Has Deepened. While The ISIS Website Showed Five Attackers, Bangladesh Says There Were Seven, Six Of Whom Were Killed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 05 Jul 2016, 09:40:47 AM
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The confusion about the identity of the sixth terrorist involved in the deadly massacre at a café in Dhaka has deepened. While the ISIS website showed five attackers, Bangladesh says there were seven, six of whom were killed. 

Among the pictures of suspects released by the Bangladesh authorities, one was of an assistant pizza chef, Saiful Choukidar. However, it is still not clear if Choukidar, who worked with the café for about a year, was any way linked to the terrorists.

Islamist militants hacked to death 20 hostages after they stormed a cafe popular with expatriates and diplomats in Dhaka's diplomatic zone on Friday.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the killing of the hostages, mostly foreigners, and two police officers during the 12-hour siege that ended on Saturday after the army stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, killing six attackers and capturing one alive.

However, Bangladesh has blamed “homegrown” Islamist terrorists and Pakistan’s spy agency ISI for the country’s worst terror attack, ruling out the role of the Islamic State.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 05 Jul 2016, 09:37:00 AM

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