An ambulances drives on a road near the Holey Artisan restaurant after Islamist militants attacked the upscale cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh in this July 2, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Mohammd Ponir Hossain(reuters_tickers)
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police on Friday killed the suspected trainer of militants who carried out a deadly attack on a cafe in July that killed 22 people, a senior police official said.
The militant, known as Murad, was the head of the military wing of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, said Sanwar Hossain, senior official of the Dhaka police counterterrorism unit.
He was killed in a shootout during a raid just outside the capital Dhaka, Hossain told reporters. Two police officials were wounded.
The raid came six days after Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, accused of masterminding the attack on July 1, was killed in a gun battle.
(Reporting by Ruma Paul; editing by Dominic Evans)