As a result of the 2016 attack on a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, seven Islamists have been sentenced to death.

According to reports from a reliable source, the attack left 22 people, mostly foreigners dead.

It was also revealed that, a group of five men, who took diners hostage were responsible for the attack on the Holey Artisan cafe in Dhaka.

Apart from one man that was acquitted, eight people, were accused of planning and supplying the attackers with weapons, are already on trial.

It was also recorded that the 12-hour siege was  Bangladesh’s deadliest terrorist attack as Japanese and Italians constituted the bulk of the victims affected.

As investigations on the continue, Bangladesh disputed the attack was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group; they have rather held instead holding a local militant group responsible.

Since the attack, Bangladesh authorities have led a brutal crackdown on militants it sees as a destabilising force in the predominantly Muslim country.

Source: BBC