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Not ISIS but ISI and JMB were behind Dhaka cafe attack: A Khan

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Published on 3 July 2016 5:58 PM GMT

Not ISIS but ISI and JMB were behind Dhaka cafe attack: A Khan
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Dhaka: Home Minister of Bangladesh Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the recent terror attack, in which as many as 20 hostages were hacked to death and two police officers were also killed, was not carried out by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) but Pakistan’s spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and home-grown terror outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were behind it.

“Let me make it very clear that ISIS does not exist in the country and the hostage-takers were all home-grown terrorists. We know the militants along with their forefathers. All of them belong to the country itself and they grew here. In fact, they were linked with JMB,” said Khan.

Other highlights:

  • ISIS has claimed the responsibility for the attack.
  • Khan said everyone was aware of the connection between ISI and JMB.
  • Political adviser to the Prime Minister Hossain Toufique Khan said the way those hostages were killed suggested the role of a local terror group.
  • Two investigating teams along with a bomb disposal squad visited the Holey Artisan Bakery to collect evidence after the country’s worst terror attack.
  • The police claimed that the attackers were well-educated and belonged from rich families.
  • They (the attackers) were all students and they communicated in both English and Bengali at the crime scene.

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