20 killed in Bangladesh terror attack
People react after Islamist militants attacked the upscale cafe in Dhaka
Eastern Eye Staff
Islamist militants shouting “Allahu Akbar” attacked an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, killing 20 foreigners inside, before police stormed the building on Saturday and rescued 13 hostages, officials said. The attack, claimed by Islamic State, marks a major escalation in a campaign by militants over the past 18 months that had targeted mostly individuals advocating a secular or liberal lifestyle in mostly Muslim Bangladesh. Six gunmen were killed during the police operation and one was captured, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in a TV broadcast. All 20 victims were foreigners, the spokesman for the Bangladesh army said. Colonel Rashidul…
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