57 militants killed after Holey Artisan attack

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PV Desk : The crackdowns on militants after the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in capital’s Gulshan area on July 1 last year have made a significant progress in combating militancy, with killing 57 radicals and capturing 41 others of the banned militant outfits, Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and neo-JMB.

“We have so far carried out 20 big anti-militant drives in different parts of the country after the Holey Artisan attack, in which 57 militants, mostly top leaders and operatives of the neo-JMB, were killed besides capturing 41 others,” Assistant Inspector General of Police (confidential) Md Moniruzzaman told on the eve of one year of the brutal incident.

He said 11 law enforcers were killed during the anti-militant drives while over 50 cases have so far been lodged relating to the killings.

Moniruzzaman also noted that 13 more militants were killed in a series of anti-militant drives before the Holey Artisan attack when over 200 others were arrested.