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Mastermind of Gulshan attacks killed in a `shootout’

06 Jan, 2017 10:30:00

Dhaka: Two militants, including New JMB leader Nurul Islam Alias Marjan, who was the operational commander of July 1 Gulshan café attack have been killed in a shootout with police in Mohammadpur of Dhakaearly Friday.

Confirming the matter, Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police Monirul Islam, said, one of the deceased is identified as Marzan and another still unknown.

Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a drive in the Beribadh area around 2:30am. Sensing the presence of law enforcing agency, the militants opened fire at police. In retaliation, police fired back that left the two injured.

Later, they were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the duty doctor declared them dead.