• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

News

20 killed in Bangladesh terror attack

People react after Islamist militants attacked the upscale cafe in Dhaka

By: 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…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye

Videos

Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…