Nine Italians, seven Japanese and one Indian student were killed in the mayhem

The verdict in the 2016 Holey Artisan cafe attack case in Bangladesh which killed 22 people will be delivered on November 27.

The Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal (ATST) will deliver the judgment.

ATST Judge Mohammad Mojibur Rahman fixed the date after hearing the arguments of the state and the defence in the case, bdnews24 reported.

Public Prosecutor Golam Sarwar Khan Zakir as saying.

The announcement comes after eight defendants in the case pleaded not guilty to the charges related to the carnage that took place on July 1, 2016.

Five armed men laid siege to the Holey Artisan Bakery for 12 hours, taking dozens of hostages and killing 22 people.

Nine Italians, seven Japanese and one Indian student were killed in the mayhem.

The Islamic State (IS) terror group had claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Bangladesh government, however,  maintained that the massacre was masterminded by the jihadi group Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).

The court completed recording testimonies of 113 witnesses on October 27.

Out of the 21 suspects, 13 have been killed in raids at different times and the eight remaining accused are behind bars, said Investigation Officer Humayun Kabir.

The 13 killed in raids include the five killed in the assault to free hostages from the eatery.

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