Bangladesh police today killed the suspected trainer of the terrorists who carried out a deadly attack on a cafe in July that killed 22 people, a senior police official said.
The terrorist, known as Murad, was the head of the military wing of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, said Sanwar Hossain, senior official of the Dhaka police counter-terrorism unit.
He was killed in a shootout during a raid just outside the capital Dhaka, Hossain told reporters. Two police officers were wounded.
The raid came six days after Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, accused of masterminding the attack on July 1, was killed in a gun battle.