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Banned JMB responsible for Gulshan cafe and Sholakia attacks: IGP

IGP Shahidul made the revelation after visiting the site of attack at Sholakia Eid prayer ground

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Bangladesh security personnel atop armoured vehicles after militants took hostages at a restaurant in Dhaka on Saturday. Forces stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area, rescuing some captives at the end of 12-hour stand-off (PTI)
Bangladesh security personnel atop armoured vehicles after militants took hostages at a restaurant in Dhaka on Saturday. Forces stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area, rescuing some captives at the end of 12-hour stand-off (PTI)

Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has confirmed on Saturday that the attacks at Gulshan cafe and Sholakia Eidgah were carried out by the militants of banned Jama'atul Mujahideen terrorist group of Bangladesh.

IGP Shahidul made the revelation after visiting the site of attack at Sholakia Eid prayer ground, reports the Daily Star.

On reports regarding the involvement of Islamic State in the attacks, the IGP said ISIS claimed responsibilities of every attack wherever it took place but, "We can't find any link as to why they do it."

Four people, including two policemen and a woman died in a terrorist attack near Sholakia Eidgah in the Kishoreganj district, where hundreds of thousands had gathered for Eid congregation on July 7.

The Eidgah attack came just days after militants attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery in upscale Gulshan area of Dhaka and killed 20 people, mostly foreigners.

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First Published: Sat, July 09 2016. 16:57 IST
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