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Dhaka terrorists were highly educated: Police

The terrorists who massacred people at the cafe were highly educated and most came from wealthy families.

Published: 03rd July 2016 03:35 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2016 04:48 PM   |  A+A-

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Bangladeshi soldiers come out of an area housing a restaurant popular with foreigners after heavily armed militants attacked it on Friday night and took dozens of hostages, in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. (AP)

By IANS

DHAKA: The terrorists who massacred 20 foreigners and Bangladeshi at a popular cafe here were highly educated and most came from wealthy families, a minister said on Sunday.

"They are all highly educated young men and went to university. No one is from a madrassa," the Bangladeshi media quoted Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan as saying.

Asked why they would have become militants, The Daily Star quoted Khan as saying: "It has become a fashion."

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the massacre. The militants, who seized the cafe on Friday night, also killed two policemen.

Six of the seven attackers were shot dead. A seventh was arrested.



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