A hostage crisis in a cafe in the Bangladesh capital has ended, with 6 attackers dead. https://t.co/dam4GMm5HY
— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) July 2, 2016
Deadly Siege Erupted on Friday night in Bangladesh 07/01/16
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It’s unpredictable where they will strike next, July 1, 2016 on Friday night hysteria erupted in an upscale restaurant called the Holy Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh, capital of Dahka in a affluent neighborhood, the eight terrorist burst in yelling ‘Allahu Akbar‘, ‘God is Great’ and opened fire. There was a brutal gunfight with police, the terrorist had explosives, two officers were killed with dozens wounded. Most of the 20 hostages taken were foreigners, including Italians, Japanese, and Sri Lankans. Islamic State claimed it was responsible. There intention was clear to pick a high traffic tourist place and kill foreigners.
Called the Holy Artisan Bakery is on the lakefront in Dahka’s diplomatic district, the Australian high commission is just a ten minute walk away. The siege lasted for ten unbearable hours, then a hundred commando’s stormed the restaurant. Thirteen hostages were rescued but others had been killed. Six gunmen were shot dead with one captured. Bangladesh has seen a growing number of violent attacks recently, but never targeting these many foreigners and never this organized.
Once again we offer our condolences the families of those murdered last night.
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