Bangladesh arrests “mastermind” behind Dhaka cafe siege


Bangladesh police on Saturday (14) said they have arrested a top Islamist militant accused of being one of the “masterminds” of the country’s worst terror attack at a popular Dhaka cafe and plotting murders of religious minorities including two Hindu priests. ISIS-linked outlawed Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen recruiter Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi was arrested last night from Elenga, some 120 kms north of Dhaka, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational police unit chief Monirul Islam told media. He said that Alam was one of the “key players” of the July attack on Holey Artisan restaurant who were captured alive so far as “13 of…

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