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  • IS Cap

    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.

  • DB assistant commissioner Rabiul Karim's brother talking to reporters

    AC Rabiul’s family wants quick execution of verdict

    The family of Detective Branch of Police’s Assistant Commissioner Rabiul Karim wants immediate execution of the verdict in the Holey Artisan café attack case.

  • Prosecution breifing on Dhaka Gulshan Cafe attack verdict

    Prosecution happy with verdict

    The prosecution has expressed their satisfaction over the verdict that awarded death penalty to seven militants in Holey Artisan Café attack case.

  • Dhaka Holey Artisan Bakery attack

    Holey Artisan Attack: Key witness testifies

    Sharmina Parvin, one of the eyewitnesses of the Holey Artisan attack, yesterday told a tribunal in Dhaka how she saw innocent people being killed by the militants.

  • JMB Militant Shariful Islam Khaled

    Holey Artisan Case: Khaled sent Tk 39 lakh to fund attack

    Shariful Islam alias Khaled, the last of the charge-sheeted accused to be arrested in the Dhaka café attack case, was a meritorious student before he got involved with banned militant outfit JMB, a top official of Rapid Acton Battalion says.

  • RAB held arms supplier for Gulshan café attack

    JMB 'plan for prison van attack' foiled

    Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was planning a Trishal-like prison van ambush to snatch the inmates accused in the Gulshan café attack case.

  • Dhaka Gulshan café attack 2016

    Holey Artisan Terror Attack: Eight militants indicted

    A tribunal in Dhaka yesterday framed charges against eight alleged militants in the Gulshan cafe attack case and set December 3 for starting the trial with recording of the complainant's testimony.

  • Dhaka Gulshan Café Attack charge sheet

    Dhaka attack: Cops charge 8; Hasnat dropped

    Police press charges against eight militants over the Holey Artisan café attack, where 20 people, mostly foreigners, were killed off as hostages two years ago. Meanwhile, Hasnat Karim, a former teacher of North South University, has been dropped from the charge sheet as “investigation could not relate him with the militant activity”.

  • Holey Artisan Bakery militant attack

    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.

  • Dhaka gulshan cafe attack

    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.

  • 15 major anti-militancy drives in 2017

    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.

  • Neo JMB Chapai

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • shohel-mahfuz-jmb

    '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh anti-militancy operation

    Interactive map: Gulshan militant attack and its aftermath

    After the militant attack at Gulshan’s upscale café Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 last year, law enforcers started launching operations at the hideouts of suspected militants across Bangladesh. On the map, 14 such anti-militancy drives including yesterday’s raid in Kushtia were marked. Click on the each marks to see brief information on the operation.

  • Bangladesh home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Dhaka café attack charge-sheet to be flawless: Home minister

    Law enforcers are taking time in submitting charge-sheet of the case filed for Gulshan Holey Artisan café attack as they want to be flawless in their job, says Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

  • Some militants of Dhaka café attack still at large: Monirul

    Some militants, who were involved in the Holey Artisan cafe attack in Dhaka last year, are yet to be arrested, Monirul Islam, chief of the DMP's Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, tells reporters.

  • Police boss refutes IS existence

    Pulling reference to the latest claim of Islamic State existence in Bangladesh, the country’s police boss maintained the claim that there is no presence of the Islamist terrorist outfit here.

  • Pope meets families of Dhaka attack victims

    Pope Francis has met the families of nine Italian victims of Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan area last year.

  • Dhaka attack mastermind Gandhi remanded

    Jahangir Alom alias Rajib alias Gandhi, one of the masterminds of Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan area, has been placed on an eight-day remand by a Dhaka court.

  • Militancy: Cops yet to identify foreign financiers

    Law enforcers identified most of the local sources those had financed militant activities in the country, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia says.

  • Bodies of Marzan, Saddam bear multiple bullet marks

    The bodies of Neo JMB leaders Nurul Islam Marzan and Saddam Hossain, who were killed in yesterday’s “gunfight” with law enforcers, bear marks of multiple bullets.

  • Marzan was a Chhatra Shibir activist at CU

    Neo JMB leader Marzan, another killed in ‘shootout’

    Neo JMB leader Nurul Islam Marzan, who was the operational commander of July 1 Gulshan café attack, and his aide are reportedly killed in a shootout with police in Mohammadpur of Dhaka.

  • Maj Zia, Marzan to be arrested anytime: Minister

    Sacked army Major Syed Ziaul Haque and Nurul Islam Marzan, who had played vital roles in Gulshan café attack and targeted killings, will be arrested anytime, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan says.