Dhaka attack: 20 civilians killed, most with sharp weapons in Bangladesh

Dhaka attack: According to the army, most of the hostages were killed with sharp weapons.

Dhaka attack
Dhaka attack: According to the army, most of the hostages were killed with sharp weapons. (AP)

Dhaka attack: Terrorist attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s high-security diplomatic area left 28 people including six attackers dead, the Bangladeshi officials said. According to the army, most of the hostages were killed with sharp weapons. Army Brigadier General Naim Asraf Chowdhury told a news conference 13 people were rescued including one Japanese and two Sri Lankans.

The army concluded an operation to clear the cafe on Saturday after a 12-hour siege that began when gunmen stormed the restaurant, which was popular with foreigners, on Friday night. Two police officers were killed when the attackers stormed the popular restaurant and opened fire Friday night. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

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Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has condemned the Dhaka restaurant attack by militants who took dozens hostage and vows to fight what she calls terrorist attacks that have rattled Bangladesh.

 

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