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    The organizers behind the deadly terrorist attack in Bangladeshi Dhaka have been identified, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Saturday.

    NEW DEHLI (Sputnik) — He however declined to name any names citing the ongoing investigation.

    "The members of law enforcement agencies indentified the patrons and the perpetrators of the recent terrorist attacks in Gulshan [Dhaka district] restaurant and Sholakia," Khan said as quoted by the Daily Star newspaper.

    In early July, Islamist militants took hostages inside a cafe located in the Bangladeshi capital's diplomatic quarter. The Bangladeshi army said that 20 people had been killed by the hostage takers before the Bangladeshi security forces began their operation to free hostages. Most of these were Japanese and Italian nationals. A total of 13 people were rescued, according to the country's prime minister.

    A week later terrorist attacked policemen providing security at Eid congregation killing two of them and one female prayer.

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