Nation to recall Gulshan attack tomorrow


PV Desk : The nation is set to recall tomorrow its worst terror attack at a Gulshan cafe in the capital with a fresh vow to stamp out militancy from the country forever.

The attack at Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale eatery on Road 79 of Gulshan, that some local media described as 7/16 (seven/sixteen) tarnished the reputation to some extents, but the way the law enforcement agencies controlled the overall situation with efficiency with less causalities and damage gained worldwide appreciation.

As many as 30 people — including 22 foreigners, two police officers, five attackers and one bakery staff — were killed in the incident from 9:20 pm on July 1, 2016, and ended early next morning after the operation ‘Thunderbolt’ conducted by a team of the 1st Para-commando Battalion of the Bangladesh Army, with the help of the members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit (CTTCU), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), police headquarter sources said.