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Cafe attack mastermind’s deputy shot dead in Dhaka

“Murad”, or “Major Murad” as referred to by the members of his outfit, was identified as the deceased during a raid on a house in Dhaka’s Rupnagar area late on Friday night, Detective Branch Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanwar Hossain said.

Police said he was the deputy of top Neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the mastermind of the July 1 attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in the diplomatic area that claimed 22 lives, mostly of foreigners. “We raided the house on information that he had rented it,” Hossain was quoted as saying by BD News.

Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said three policemen, including the officer in charge of the nearby police station, were also wounded in the gunfight with the terrorist.

Syed Shaheed Alam, officer-in-charge of Rupnagar Police Station, Inspector Shaheen Fakir and 
Sub-Inspector Md Momenur Rahman were also injured, Baten said, adding that they were being treated at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. 
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