Daesh in Bangladesh

This item appears on page 20 of the September 2016 issue.

Seven gunmen reportedly allied with Daesh killed 20 foreigners after taking more than 20 hostages at a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 1. During a shootout with police, six of the gunmen were killed as was one police officer, and 30 police officers were injured. Hostages killed included Italians, Japanese, an Indian and a Bangladeshi-American.

On July 7 in the Kishoreganj District near Dhaka, militants with guns and homemade bombs attacked police guarding a gathering of people celebrating Eid al-Fitr. At least four people were killed, including two policemen and one militant. A group associated with Daesh is suspected of carrying out the attack.