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Holey Artisan attack

Suspected Rashed held in Natore

28 July 2017, 4:35:00

Police on Friday said, they held another key suspect of attack in Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan in Dhaka.

The arrestee was identified as Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rash, 20. He was arrested from the north side of Singra Bazar bus stand area under Natore district, according to a text message sent out by the counter terrorism unit of the police.

A joint team of Counter Terrorism and Transitional Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, police headquarters, district police of Bogra and Natore held the ‘notorious extremist’ around 5:30am.

Rashed would be shown arrested in the Holey Artisan case by the CTTC, the text message read.

Assistant inspector general of police (confidential) Moniruzzaman said the law enforcers were escorting Rashed to Dhaka and would reach here in the afternoon.

On July 7, police detained one of the key planners of the Holey Artisan attack, Sohel Mahfuz, along with three other suspected extremists at Chowdhala of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj.

The extremist attack on the Gulshan cafe left 29 people, including 17 foreigners, two police officials and five suspects, killed on July 1.

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