Bangladesh police working to confirm identities of Dhaka attackers

Security officials stand guard behind a barbed wire barricade at a checkpoint in the streets close to the Holey Artisan Bakery.
Security officials stand guard behind a barbed wire barricade at a checkpoint in the streets close to the Holey Artisan Bakery.PHOTO: EPA

DHAKA (REUTERS) - Bangladesh police are trying to confirm the names of the attackers of a Dhaka restaurant, checking whether the identification of some on social media by friends and family is correct, Dhaka Deputy Police Commissioner Masudur Rahman told Reuters on Monday (July 4).

Posts on Facebook citing friends identified three of the six attackers who were killed.

He said police will check pictures of the suspects against the bodies, interview families and conduct DNA tests.