• Friday, June 09, 2023


Kerry links Dhaka cafe attack to Daesh

John Kerry insisted there was a Daesh connection to the attack on the Holey Artisan cafe

By: Eastern Eye Staff

US secretary of state John Kerry said on Monday (29) there was evidence to link the extremists behind a recent series of deadly attacks in Bangladesh to the Daesh (Islamic State) group. Kerry’s statement followed the July 1 attack on a cafe in an upscale district of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, in which 22 people were killed – mostly non-Muslims and foreigners, including one American. It directly contradicted the narrative of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s government, which has blamed home-grown militants and denied a foreign hand in the hostage taking at the Holey Artisan Bakery that was claimed by Daesh.…

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