B’desh cafe attackers buried after months
A Bangladeshi charity on Thursday buried the five Islamist extremists behind July’s devastating attack on a Dhaka <g data-gr-id="24">cafe,</g> after their families refused to accept their bodies, the
The five shot and hacked to death 20 foreign hostages at the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 in Dhaka’s Gulshan neighbourhood – an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS).
Military commandos brought the hostage crisis to a bloody end the next morning after they stormed the compound and gunned down the extremists.
The military handed over the bodies of the five attackers and their alleged associate to the police today after no relatives came to claim the bodies for nearly three months.
"We gave the six bodies to Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Since their death no one came to us to take the bodies," said military spokesman Colonel Rashidul Hasan.
Police said they handed over the bodies to the Anjuman-e-Mufidul Islam, a Muslim charity that collects and buries unidentified bodies.