Bangladesh is boiling again as 20 foreign hostages have been killed and at least six of the terrorist who launched an offensive have been gunned down in an incident claimed by ISIS.
“Most of them had been brutally hacked to death with sharp weapons,” army spokesman Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury told reporters on Saturday.
Reports say hostages were held for about 10 hours at the Holey Artisan cafe in the capital, Dhaka, as gunmen launched an attack in the crime riddled city.
The officer in charge of Bangladesh’s commando unit said; “The operation is over. The situation is completely under control,” army spokesman Colonel Rashidul Hasan told the AFP news agency.
The rescued people include a Japanese citizen, who was wounded, and two Sri Lankans, Masud said, adding that there were casualties among other hostages, and giving no further details.
“We have gunned down at least six terrorists and the main building is cleared but the operation is still going on,” Lt. Col. Tuhin Mohammad Masud informed.
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