Dhaka cafe siege: Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar possible Australian link to terror attack

Dhaka cafe siege: Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar possible Australian link to terror attack

Bangladeshi immigrant to Australia with Islamic State links wanted over the recruitment of Muslim terrorists who slaughtered 22 people in Dhaka

  • Bangladesh police investigating ISIS recruiters after Dhaka terror attack
  • Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar is one of them men being tracked
  • Suspected ISIS recruit is from Bangladesh but has lived in Australia
  • Two others being looked into with links to ISIS are from Canada and Japan
  • 22 people were killed when five militants stormed a Dhaka cafe on July 1

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3698335/Bangladeshi-man-living-Australia-Islamic-State-links-tracked-Dhaka-cafe-terror-attack.html”


Bangladesh authorities investigating this month’s deadly terror attack at a Dhaka cafe are now exploring potential foreign links, including one man who had been living in Australia.

Key points:

Islamic State claim responsibility for cafe attack
Authorities examining list of potential militants including suspected IS recruiters
Attackers identified as sons of well-to-do families

The whereabouts of the man, named as Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar, are now unknown, but the acknowledgement of possible foreign involvement marks a major development in Bangladesh, which had consistently rejected Islamic State’s claim of responsibility.

Bangladesh authorities said they were tracking Mr Tajuddin, who is originally from Lakshmipur, south of Dhaka, and has spent time living in Australia, but said they were currently unsure of his whereabouts.

The Australian Federal Police were contacted regarding Mr Tajuddin but a spokesperson said the AFP would not comment on intelligence matters.

Bangladesh authorities are examining a list of potential militants which also includes suspected IS recruiters.

Twenty-two people, 18 of them foreign nationals, were killed by five machete-wielding attackers at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s upmarket Gulshan district on July 1 — a major escalation in Bangladesh’s Islamist violence.

Until recent days Bangladeshi authorities had blamed homegrown groups for the attack.

However, after the attackers were identified as the sons of well-to-do families, more parents whose children were missing, presumed radicalised, began to come forward.

“It was shocking, we never expected it to be like that,” former military chief, retired air commodore Ishfaq Ilahi said.

“There is a new realisation, that we can’t just hide this under the carpet.”

more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-20/bangladesh-investigate-australian-link-to-terror-attack/7643280

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