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Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, Bangladeshi policemen stand guard outside a morgue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital during the autopsy on the bodies of suspected Islamic militants who were killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Police in Bangladesh, on Saturday, say they have killed three suspected militants, including one of two alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo, Bangladeshi policemen stand guard outside a morgue at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital during the autopsy on the bodies of suspected Islamic militants who were killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Police in Bangladesh, on Saturday, say they have killed three suspected militants, including one of two alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bangladeshi police inspect a two-story house after a raid in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. (AP Photo)

    Bangladeshi police inspect a two-story house after a raid in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Bangladeshi police cordon an area after a raid on a two-story house, seen in the background, in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. (AP Photo)

    Bangladeshi police cordon an area after a raid on a two-story house, seen in the background, in Narayanganj, outskirts of Dhaka, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including an alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead.

Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday.

The dead included Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian, who police believe was one of two masterminds of the attack on a popular restaurant in Dhaka.

Police said they opened fire after the suspects started firing when the raid began.

Bangladesh police have been conducting raids across the country to hunt those behind the attack.