Gulshan attack instigators identified: DMP chief

Instigators of the Gulshan café attack have been identified and their arrest is now simply a matter of time, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said today.

The DMP commissioner told journalists at his office in the afternoon.

On July 1, Dhaka witnessed one of the worst terror attacks in its history as gunmen attacked Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale eatery on Road 79 of Gulshan killing 22 people including two police officers after a 12-hour long hostage situation.

Nine Italians, seven Japanese, two Bangladeshis, one Bangladeshi-American and one Indian were among the dead. Thirteen hostages were rescued while six of the gunmen, who attacked the upscale eatery were killed in a 50-minute army-led joint forces operation codenamed "Operation Thunderbolt".