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Here's who carried out the Bangladesh attack: Mostly students from middle-class families

Here's who carried out the Bangladesh attack: Mostly students from middle-class families

Rohan Imtiaz epitomized Bangladesh’s new urban middle class. The son of a politician, he was a business student at one of the best private universities in Dhaka. His future appeared bright.

But when his parents returned Jan. 1 from a medical visit to India, Imtiaz was missing. Although his father, S.M. Imtiaz Khan Babul, a mid-level official in the governing Awami League party, filed a police report and met with various law enforcement agencies, six months passed with no trace of his son.

Imtiaz finally surfaced over the weekend in a shocking way: He was identified as one of five suspected Islamist radicals who stormed a Dhaka restaurant, took patrons hostage and...

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