Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque has said they have found the source of the arms used in the recent militant attacks in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery and Sholakia.
He made the statement in a programme held at Police Staff College in Mirpur area in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
The IGP said: “The arms used in the attacks were not very modern. We have found the source from where the attackers got them [arms].”
He also said: “The mastermind of the attacks have been identified and they are under surveillance.”
They were trying to combat militancy by awareness and prevention, Shahidul said.
The IGP said: “We are preparing a list of missing people. It would be published after verification.”
On July 1, Terrorists barged into Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan and killed 20 hostages, including 17 foreigners. Although the Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, the government maintains it was the work of home-grown militants.
A militant attack on a police check post near the Sholakia Eid ground on July 7 left two policemen and a woman dead.