Bangladesh kills four members of Islamist group blamed for cafe attack

DHAKA - Bangladesh's security forces killed four members of a Islamist militant group on Saturday blamed for on attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 22 people were killed, mostly foreigners.
The four militants, believed to be members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, were killed in two raids by Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on militant hideouts on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, RAB spokesman Mizanur Rahman Bhuiya said.
The July 1 attack in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter was claimed by the Islamic State militant group and was one of the most brazen in Bangladesh, which has been hit by a spate of killings of liberals and members of religious minorities in the past year.