Dhaka’s July 2016 Café Attack

On July 1, 2016, five Bangladeshi youth steeped in the Islamic State's violent ideology targeted a cafe in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter, singling out foreigners and non-Muslims for slaughter in an attack that left 29 dead. "A massacre of this magnitude never happened in our country," Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told BenarNews. A year later, top police counter-terrorism official Monirul Islam says security forces have destroyed the domestic network they blame for the attack, Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). "But militancy may not be uprooted and JMB may reappear with another name unless we have a proper de-radicalization program,” he said.


Bangladesh Remembers Café Attack Victims

Three female suspects, explosives and suicide vests seized in counter-terror raid in southern Bangladesh.

Café Attack ‘a Turning Point’ for Bangladesh, Home Minister Says

Since then, ordinary Bangladeshis have helped security services “crush the militants,” says Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal.

Bangladesh: A Year After Café Attack, Foreigners Fret About Safety

Ongoing counter-terror operations show that security risk still exists, diplomats say.

Bangladesh Marks Anniversary of Cafe Terror Attack

Attack catapulted the Islamic State into national consciousness in Bangladesh.

Video Threatens More Attacks in Bangladesh

Speaker calls Dhaka café attack ‘just a glimpse’ and warns against democracy.

Dhaka Attack: Bangladesh Seeks International Help to Fight Terror

Meanwhile, a ruling party official voices shock at his son’s alleged role in the attack.

Bangladesh Mourns Terror Attack Victims

Police meanwhile file charges against five militants they say carried out the attack.

Bangladesh Still Denying IS Presence After Terror Attack

Attackers were well-to-do, well-educated Bangladeshis, officials say.

Bangladesh: Armed Men Take Hostages in Terror Attack at Dhaka Restaurant

Two police officers killed in ongoing stand-off; fate of hostages unknown.

20 Hostages Found Dead Inside Dhaka Cafe After Terror Attack

Nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian and one American among those killed.