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Seven get death sentence for 2016 Holey Artisan terror attack in Dhaka

One of the accused was acquitted.22 people including 18 foreigners, two Bangladeshis  and two policemen were killed in the terror attack at the popular eating joint of Dhaka in 2016.

Nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian and one Bangladesh-born US citizen were among 18  foreign citizens killed in the attack.On July 1, 2016 five terrorists attacked the  Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s posh Gulshan area.

They held the foreigners hostage for more than 12 hours before they were killed in a commando operation in which 2 policemen were also killed.Police had named 21 persons for involvement in the attack including the five killed in the commando operation on July 1.

Eight of the accused were killed in police operations later. Judgement about the remaining 8 persons was delivered on Wednesday.

The ISIS had claimed the responsibility of the attack but Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan had stated that attackers belong to  Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, a Bangladesh based terror group.

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