Professor, two others arrested over Bangladesh cafe attack

A university professor and two other men were arrested for sheltering terrorists who attacked a restaurant in Bangladesh and killing 20 hostages earlier this month, police said Sunday.

M Gias Uddin Ahsan and two of his staff members were arrested in Dhaka’s Basundhara residential area, police spokesman Masudur Rahman said.

Ahsan was accused of sheltering the militants in a rental apartment before the July 1 attack in the capital, he said.

Twenty civilians - nine Italian, seven Japanese, one Indian, a US citizen and two Bangladeshi nationals – and two policemen were killed by the terrorists.

The six attackers were killed after troops stormed the cafe.

Ahsan is the dean of School of Health and Life Sciences of the university, according to its website.

Last update: Sun, 17/07/2016 - 11:51

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