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Dhaka cafe attack; UK citizen's remand extended by 8 days

The British national Hasnat has witnessed the bloody carnage in the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1.

Published: 13th August 2016 08:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2016 08:04 PM   |  A+A-

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court today extended the remand of a British national by eight days and a Canadian citizen by six days for their alleged involvement in the Dhaka cafe attack last month that killed 22 people, including an Indian girl.

Hasnat Reza Karim, 47, who had been shown arrested this morning, has been placed on an eight-day remand in connection with the Gulshan terror attack case, Counter- Terrorism unit chief Monirul Islam said.

A British national and former teacher of the North South University, Hasnat has witnessed the bloody carnage in the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1, and was previously placed on an eight-day remand on August 4.

The Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate also extended the remand of Tahmid Hasib, a 22-year-old student at the University of Toronto, by six days, Islam said.

However, Tahmid, a permanent resident of Canada, has not yet been shown arrested for the cafe attack in the heart of Dhaka's diplomatic enclave that killed 22 people, including foreigners and policemen.

The 11-hour standoff ended after commandos stormed into the cafe and killed the hostage-takers.

Tahmid and Hasnat were among the 32 hostages rescued by the commandos from the cafe.



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