6th anniv of Holey Artisan Bakery attack today
News Desk || risingbd.com
Today (July 1) is the sixth anniversary of the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in the capital’s Gulshan.
On July 1, 2016, five militants stormed Holey Artisan bakery in the capital`s Gulshan, the diplomatic zone, and held diners hostage at gunpoint.
At least 22 people including 17 foreigners were killed in the attack.
They murdered hostages and two police officers who tried to end the standoff soon after it began around 8:40pm.
An operation named ‘Operation Thunderbolt’ killed five terrorists the next day. Two bakery staff also died.
On November 27, 2019, a Dhaka court delivered the verdict in the case, sentencing seven Neo-JMB militants, including the mastermind of the attack, to death.