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Dhaka cafe attack mastermind killed by Bangladesh security forces

Bangladesh Attackers Killed Bangladeshi security police leave from a shooting scene in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka on Saturday | AP

Tamim Chowdhury, the Bangladesh-born Canadian and the ISIS chief in Bangladesh, was killed along with three other militants on the outskirts of Dhaka in the wee hours of Saturday.

Dhaka police sources said, Chowdhury was hiding in a house in Naryangunj, around 100 km away from Dhaka. Acting on a tip off, a joint force consisting of Rapid Action Battalion and the Dhaka police raided the hideout, where Chowdhury was in a meeting with his associates.

“Our intelligence department informed us that he (Chowdhury) was in Bangladesh,” said an officer of Dhaka police.

Chowdhury had been operating out of Bangladesh for the last five years and he had been instrumental in the expansion of ISIS in the country.

In its 13th issue, Dabiq, the mouthpiece of ISIS, had said Chowdhury was sent to Bangladesh from Syria to run the terror operations in Bangladesh and India.

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