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Money man behind Bangladesh cafe attack ‘joins ISIS in Syria’: police

AP
Published Oct 18, 2016, 4:45 pm IST
Updated Oct 18, 2016, 9:13 pm IST
The police counter-terrorism chief said the $101,606 in financing came from three Bangladeshis, including a paediatrician.
 ISIS claimed the responsibility for the July 1 attack, but Bangladesh's government insists the JMB was behind it.  (Photo: AP)
  ISIS claimed the responsibility for the July 1 attack, but Bangladesh's government insists the JMB was behind it. (Photo: AP)

Dhaka: A counter-terrorism official says Bangladesh has discovered who funded the July 1 attack in which a group of terrorists tortured and killed 20 hostages at a restaurant in Dhaka.

The police counter-terrorism chief, Monirul Islam, says the $101,606 in financing came from three Bangladeshis, including a paediatrician who fled with his family to Syria to join the ISIS.

 

Islam on Tuesday identified the other financiers as a retired army major who donated his pension and savings and a man who donated proceeds from a Dhaka apartment sale. Both were killed in police raids.

Islam said the three belonged to the banned terrorist group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, or JMB.

The ISIS claimed the responsibility for the July 1 attack, but Bangladesh's government insists the JMB was behind it.

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Location: Bangladesh, Dhaka, Dhaka




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