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Tahmid Hasib Khan, Toronto Student Jailed Without Charge In Bangladesh, Out On Bail

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — A student from the University of Toronto who was being held in relation to terrorist attacks in Bangladesh has reportedly been freed on bail.

Bangladeshi media outlets are reporting Tahmid Hasib Khan was released Sunday.

Khan, 22, a permanent resident of Canada, was arrested without charges in August.

Terrorist attack killed 20 people

Five armed gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant on the night of July 1, killing 20 people and holding others inside hostage.

Security forces stormed the restaurant on July 2, killing the gunmen and rescuing the remaining 13 hostages.

Nine Italians, seven Japanese, three Bangladeshis and one Indian died.

Khan's family and friends have said they hadn't heard from him between the time of the attack and that of his arrest.

They've said that Khan was a survivor of the attack, and is not responsible.

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