Money­men be­hind Dhaka at­tack

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Three Bangladeshi men have been iden­ti­fied as the fi­nanciers of the July 1 at­tack in which a group of as­sailants tor­tured and killed 20 hostages at a res­tau­rant in Dhaka, a coun­tert­er­ror­ism of­fi­cial said. The three men pro­vided part of the $101,606 sum used to carry out the at­tack at the Ho­ley Ar­ti­san Bak­ery in Dhaka’s diplo­matic quar­ter, which ended hours later with po­lice killing all five of the at­tack­ers and find­ing 20 hostages dead, in­clud­ing 17 for­eign­ers. The fi­nanciers in­cluded a pe­di­a­tri­cian who fled with his fam­ily to Syria to join ISIS, ac­cord­ing to the coun­try’s po­lice coun­tert­er­ror­ism chief, Monirul Is­lam. He iden­ti­fied the other two as a re­tired army ma­jor who do­nated his pen­sion and sav­ings and a man who do­nated pro­ceeds from a Dhaka apart­ment sale. Both were killed in po­lice raids. He said the three be­longed to the banned mil­i­tant group Ju­matul Mu­ja­hedeen Bangladesh, or JMB.

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