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Gunmen take hostages at restaurant in Dhaka

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DHAKA — Bangladeshi security forces including commandos stormed a Dhaka restaurant where Islamist gunmen were holding around 20 people hostage.

The operation came over 10 hours after the shooters entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladeshi capital’s strategic zone and took individuals prisoner.

A few witnesses said up to nine shooters raged the building.

Two officers were slaughtered in the firefight and around 15 individuals were harmed. Three individuals, including two cops, were genuinely harmed.

Mohammed Suhrawardy, a representative who lives close-by told the Daily Star daily paper his family heard shouts of “Allahu Akbar” — signifying “God is the Greatest — trailed by a few uproarious impacts.

“Police promptly raced to the spot and let go back. An obscure number of individuals are still inside however we can’t affirm whether they are held prisoner,” Gulshan region cop Sayedur Rahman said.

Bangladeshi police said “no less than a few” were remote nationals, however their nationalities are obscure.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said no Australian nationals were among the prisoners in bistro, which is around 800 meters from the Australian High Commission and close other remote international safe havens.

In an announcement, the Department said the Australian High Commission in Dhaka stayed in close contact with nearby powers.

Bangladesh counter-fear police said they were attempting to converse with the shooters.

An announcement on the Islamic State gathering’s news office Amaq said activists had assaulted an eatery “frequented by nonnatives”.

The US State Department said it gave off an impression of being a prisoner circumstance, and a senior Bangladeshi government official affirmed there were a few people inside the eatery.

“I heard that one Italian national who works at the eatery and a few other individuals were still inside the eatery,” the official, who wished to stay mysterious, said

The leader of Bangladesh’s tip top security power Benazir Ahmed said powers were attempting to determine the episode gently.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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