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Two witnesses to Dhaka cafe carnage missing

The two witnesses to the terror attack in a Dhaka cafe on July 1 have been missing even though police have claimed that they were released on the night of July 6.

The families of Tahmid Hasib Khan and Hasnat R Karim said that neither had returned home, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

On July 2 the security forces rescued at least 30 hostages ending 12-hour siege. Tahmid and Hasnat were then taken in as witnesses along with other survivors of the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery and O’Kitchen Restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic enclave.

All the survivors of the Gulshan cafe attack, except Tahmid and Hasnat, were released the day after their rescue.

According to sources in the police department, both of them gave separate statements about the incident. It was not made clear why they were detained for another 72-hours, the Dhaka Tribune said.

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