Extremists are incapable of conducting big attacks: DMP chief

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 18:12, Jul 01,2020


Dhaka Metropalitan Police commissioner Shafiqul Islam.

Extremists had no capability to carry out big attack as the law enforcement agencies had destroyed the militants’ dens after the attack on Gulshan Holey Artisan cafe, said Dhaka Metropalitan Police commissioner Shafiqul Islam.

He came up with the remark on Wednesday after placing floral wreath at the Gulshan-2 Holey Artisan bakery and cafe in remembrance of the victims who were killed in the extremist attack four years ago.

Twenty-two people, including 17 foreign nationals, were killed in the attack on July 1 evening in 2016. Among the victims, two were police officers. Five extremists were also killed when military commandos conducted operation the following morning.

Talking to reporters the DMP commissioner said after attack on the Holey Artisan Cafe, law enforcement agencies had destroyed the extremists’ dens one after another.

‘For this, the capability of extremists came down to minimum level. Even they have no expert to make improvised bombs,’ he said.

‘Many of the extremists have now been languishing in jails or were killed in various anti-extremist operations. So they have no capability to occur big incident,’ he said.

All the extremists who directly took part in the cafe attack were killed in military commando operation, he said adding that others who were involved in the attack were given punishment by court.

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