Hostage-takers were from Bangladesh group, not IS — minister

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DHAKA: The jihadists who slaughtered 20 hostages at a Dhaka restaurant were members of a homegrown Bangladeshi militant outfit and not followers of the Islamic State group, a senior minister said Sunday.

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“They are members of the Jamaeytul Mujahdeen Bangladesh,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan told Agence France-Presse, referring to a group which has been banned in Bangladesh for more than a decade. “They have no connections with the Islamic State.” AFP

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