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
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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