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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.