The latest issue of a publication hawked by the militants includes a fresh account of the July attack in Dhaka, under Chowdhury's byline identifying him as former head of military and covert operations in Bangladesh.
By Tess Owen
The three suspects – believed to be behind the attack in an embassy area which left 22 dead – were holed up in a residence on the capital's outskirts.
On Thursday, the two men appeared in court as suspects in the massacre claimed by the Islamic State that left 22 people — mostly foreigners — dead.
The four women, aged 18 to 30, are suspected of plotting a separate attack. Investigators say they found large quantities of grenade-making materials, crude bombs and jihadi books in a house being rented by the women.
Attacks motivated by religious extremism have not sprouted up overnight in Bangladesh, but the Dhaka massacre on July 1 raised the scale of the killing. IS has claimed responsibility.
Authorities also said they were hunting for six members of a domestic fundamentalist organization believed to have been behind the attack that killed 20 people.
Some of the men suspected of being behind Friday's deadly attack in the diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital, which left 20 hostages and two police officers dead, came from affluent families and attended prestigious schools.
The gunmen stormed the upmarket restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital late on Friday before killing mostly non-Muslim hostages.
Islamic State said it was responsible for the attack, which killed mostly foreigners, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh's capital.
The crackdown comes after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for three brutal hacking murders targeting religious minorities last week.
In an interview with the official Islamic State magazine, the alleged commander of IS' Bangladeshi province vows to expand to India, Myanmar, and elsewhere.
Three attackers on motorcycles slit the throat of 70-year-old Ananta Gopal Ganguly while he was en route to the temple he served in the district of Jhenaidah, located about 100 miles west the capital city.
The wife of a senior police official in Bangladesh known for battling Islamist militants was stabbed and shot to death in the port city of Chittagong.
Cyber-security researchers found that the code used in three recent banks heists in Asia was the same type used to hack into Sony Pictures in 2014, which the FBI blamed on North Korea.
The Islamic State has released a video that references riots in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state that killed hundreds of Muslims in 2002.
By VICE News
The recent murders of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy were part of a recent wave of violence targeting atheists, free thinkers, activists, and religious minorities.
By Tess Owen
Mohammad Shahidullah is the latest victim in a recent string of brutal attacks claimed by violent Islamic extremists targeting religious minorities, academics, secular bloggers, and activists.
Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami, faces the death penalty for genocide, rape, and orchestrating the massacre of top intellectuals during Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence.
By Tess Owen
The tailor is the most recent victim in a string of similar hacking deaths in Bangladesh, all of which have been claimed by the Islamic State.