Four suspected terrorists including a woman killed in shootout in Bangladesh

FOUR suspected militants, including a woman, from a group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State were killed in a shootout today when Bangladesh police raided their hideout in the southeast, a senior police official said.

Police said those killed were members of a faction of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh group, known as New JMB, which they believe were linked to an attack on a cafe in the capital, Dhaka, last July that killed 22 people, most of them foreigners.

New JMB has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group, which claimed responsibility for the attack on the cafe in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter, although the government has cast doubt on that claim.