Bangladeshi police shot dead two militants on in a gunfight in Dhaka, including a prime suspect in the killing of 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, in a cafe in the capital last year.
According to Dhaka’s counter-terrorism police, Nurul Islam Marjan, a commander of a splinter group of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, was killed along with another suspected militant, Saddam Hossain.
Marjan was on a police wanted list for his role in the attack on the cafe last July.
So far police have hunted down and killed at least 40 suspected militants linked to the cafe attack.
In September, police arrested Marjan’s wife, Shaila Afrin Prioyti, along with another two suspected female militants in Dhaka.