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Dhaka siege ‘mastermind’ Nurul Islam Marzan killed

Police claim to have shot dead the ‘operational commander’ behind the attack on the Holey Artisan cafe in Dhaka

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladeshi police shot dead an Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year’s deadly siege at a cafe during a pre-dawn raid in Dhaka last Friday (6). The bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another man said to have been behind the murder of a Japanese national in 2015 were found after officers raided a property in the capital’s Rayer Bazar neighbourhood, police said. “Marzan and his associate Saddam (Hossain) died in an encounter with police,” inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Haque told reporters. “He (Marzan) was the operational commander of the July cafe attack.…

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