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  1. Bangladesh police say may have killed hostage by mistake in cafe siege

Bangladesh police say may have killed hostage by mistake in cafe siege

Bangladeshi police said on Tuesday security forces may have shot dead a hostage by mistake during a siege of a Dhaka cafe on the weekend, believing he was one of the attackers.

By: | Dhaka | Published: July 5, 2016 4:20 PM

 

bangladesh, bangladesh news, bangladesh latest, dhaka terrorist attack, dhaka terrorist attack news, dhaka attack latest People place flowers at a makeshift memorial near the site, to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O’Kitchen Restaurant, in Dhaka. (Reuters)

Bangladeshi police said on Tuesday security forces may have shot dead a hostage by mistake during a siege of a Dhaka cafe on the weekend, believing he was one of the attackers.

Saiful Islam, a senior police official in Dhaka, said Saiful Islam Chowkidar, a pizza maker at the Holey Artisan restaurant, was among six men who were killed by the police on Saturday when officers stormed the eatery to end a 12-hour siege.

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