Dhaka attackers were from rich BD families: Minister

Dhaka—The seven terrorists who attacked an upscale cafe in Dhaka and butchered 20 hostages were Bangladeshi citizens, authorities said on Sunday.
Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the attackers, armed with sharpened weapons and firearms, were not linked to the Islamic State militant group, which has claimed the assault.
“Let me clear it again, there are no ISIS or al Qaeda presence or existence in Bangladesh…the hostage-takers were all home-grown terrorists, not members of ISIS or any other international Islamist outfits,” he said, identifying the attackers as being part of the banned Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh.
“They are all Bangladeshis. They are from rich families, they have good educational background,” the minister told AP.
Meanwhile, Islamic State terrorist group on Sunday released pictures of five gunmen who carried out a deadly assault at a Dhaka restuarant on Friday night.
At least 20 hostages including nine Italians and seven Japanese and one Indian teen were brutally murdered by the gunmen at a popular western-style Spanish restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic region last night. Bangladesh army shot and killed all five attackers after several hours of siege.

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