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DMP forms body to probe how convict got IS cap

Dhaka Metropolitan Police has formed a three-member committee to investigate how a death row convict managed a prayer cap emblazoned with the IS logo at a courtroom during the verdict of the Holey Artisan Café attack case.

In photos: Verdict on Holey Artisan Café attack

Seven militants have been sentenced to death for their involvement in 2016 Holey Artisan cafe attack that left 22 people, including 17 foreigners, dead.

Where did the IS cap come from?

After a Dhaka tribunal delivered the verdict in the Holey Artisan Café attack case today, one of death row convicts reached into his pocket and brought out a prayer cap emblazoned with the emblem of the Islamic State.

Bangladesh’s fight against militancy gained new grounds in 2017

Law enforcers in Bangladesh continue their anti-militancy operations across the country in 2017 following the government’s vow to show “zero tolerance” against terrorism and militancy.

‘Gulshan café attack charge sheet by this month’

The charge sheet in Gulshan café attack case will be submitted by this month, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam says.

Bodyguard of Gulshan café attack bomb supplier held

Police claim to have arrested the bodyguard of Sohel Mahfuz, an explosives expert and bomb supplier for last year's Gulshan café attack, in Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj.

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

Fight against militancy to continue: Quader

Bangladesh will continue its fight against militancy, Awami League’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader says on the two-year anniversary of Dhaka attack.

July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018

Gulshan café attack: Sculpture of slain cops inaugurated

A sculpture built to commemorate the supreme sacrifices of the victims of the Holey Artisan tragedy is inaugurated near old Gulshan Police Station of Dhaka.

January 3, 2018
January 3, 2018

Bangladesh’s fight against militancy gained new grounds in 2017

Law enforcers in Bangladesh continue their anti-militancy operations across the country in 2017 following the government’s vow to show “zero tolerance” against terrorism and militancy.

December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017

‘Gulshan café attack charge sheet by this month’

The charge sheet in Gulshan café attack case will be submitted by this month, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam says.

November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017

Bodyguard of Gulshan café attack bomb supplier held

Police claim to have arrested the bodyguard of Sohel Mahfuz, an explosives expert and bomb supplier for last year's Gulshan café attack, in Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj.

July 29, 2017
July 29, 2017

Gulshan café attack: Rashed placed on 6-day remand

A Dhaka court places Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, a key “Neo JMB” militant who is one of the planners of last year's Gulshan café attack, on six-day remand.

July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017

2 militants linked to Dhaka café attack killed in April raid: Cops

Two “Neo JMB” militants who supplied arms and collected fund for Dhaka café attack were killed in a raid in their Chapainawabganj hideout on April 27, police say. Law enforcers came to know about the two suspected militants’ -- Basharuzzaman Chocolate and Mizanur Rahman alias Chhoto Mizan -- link with the café attack in Gulshan from Sohel Mahfuz, another bomb supplier whom they arrested on July 8.

July 8, 2017
July 8, 2017

'Dhaka attack planner Sohel was ameer of West Bengal JMB'

Sohel Mahfuz, who was arrested along with three suspected militants in Chapainawabganj today, was ameer of West Bengal unit JMB and one of the key accused of Burdwan blast, police say.

July 5, 2017
July 5, 2017

Gulshan café attack victims’ family to get Tk 13.95 lakh each

Each family of 20 foreign and Bangladeshi nationals, who were killed in the Holey Artisan cafe attack in Gulshan on July 1 last year, will get Tk 13.95 lakh as compensation.

July 3, 2017
July 3, 2017

Interactive: Gulshan café attack and its aftermath

Here is a presentation of law enforcer's crackdown on militancy across Bangladesh since the Gulshan cafe attack on July 1, 2016. After the country's first ever hostage killing incident at Holey Artisan Bakery, these anti-militancy operations were carried out following a zero tolerance stance of the government.