Friday, July 01, 2016

Update on Dhaka Islamic Attack: Momentary Lull in Firefight Inside Besieged Holey Artisan Restaurant, with Commandos, Killers, and Hostages Still Inside; Commandos Rescued 8-12 Hostages; at Least Five Dead


“An army armoured vehicle moves along a street as police stormed the Holey Artisan restaurant after gunmen attacked it and took hostages early on Saturday in Dhaka, Bangladesh in this still frame taken from live video July 2, 2016.

Gunfighting at Dhaka restaurant ends, commandos still inside: police
World | Fri Jul 1, 2016 11:19 p.m. EDT

Gunfighting at a besieged restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital ended on Saturday and between eight and ten hostages were rescued by commandos who were still inside the building, a police official said.

Gunmen attacked the restaurant in the diplomatic area of Dhaka late on Friday and took about 20 hostages, including foreigners, before police stormed the building to free those stuck inside.

The number of gunmen and hostages still in the restaurant was not clear, Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, a deputy director at the Rapid Action Battalion force, told Reuters.

(Writing by Tommy Wilkes; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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