Bangladeshi Islamists gets death sentence for 2016 cafe attack

Seven Bangladeshi Islamists gets death sentence for 2016 cafe attack

The Seven Islamists have been sentenced to death for a 2016 attack on a cafe in the capital in which 22 people, mostly foreigners, were killed.

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2016 attack on the Holey Artisan cafe in Dhaka was carried out by a group of five men, who took diners hostage.

Eight suspects were on trial, accused of planning and supplying the attackers with weapons. One man was acquitted.

The 12-hour horrified siege was Bangladesh’s deadliest terrorist attack. Most of the victims were Italian or Japanese.

The attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, but Bangladesh disputed this, instead holding a local militant group responsible.

Since the horrible attack, Bangladesh authorities have led a brutal crackdown on militants it sees as a destabilising force in the predominantly Muslim country.

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