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Date: Aug 27, 2016

France has deported two Moroccan nationals seen as a serious security threat after they became radicalized as Islamist militants, the interior ministry said in a statement late on Friday.

"Given the serious threat posed by their continuous stay on French soil, the interior ministry has decided to expel them immediately," the statement said without giving any further details about the individuals.

It said six expulsions had already been carried out under similar circumstances in August, taking the total to 15 since the start of the year.

France is on heightened security alert following a series of Islamist militant attacks since January last year that have killed some 236 people.

Source:  Reuters

Bangladeshi police say they have stormed a hideout near Dhaka and killed the suspected planner of a cafe attack last month that left 22 people dead.

"Tamim Chowdhury is dead," said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain, referring to the Bangladeshi-Canadian suspected mastermind.

Three other suspected militants were killed by police during the raid.

The cafe attack began on 1 July when the militants entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka.

They held hostages for 12 hours before police stormed the cafe, rescuing 13, killing six gunmen and arresting another.

Read more:  BBC News