Gunmen attack restaurant in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarters, customers, including foreigners taken hostage

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Several foreigners are said to be among a
number of hostages taken by gunmen who
attacked a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter
of the Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka today. Eight
or nine attackers were said to have stormed the
Holey Artisan Bakery, located in the city’s
diplomatic quarter.
One kitchen staffer said that the gunmen were
armed with firearms and bombs, entering the
bakery at around 9:20pm local time and taking
customers and staff hostage at gunpoint.

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Bangladesh’s police chief has confirmed that
several foreigners are among the hostages. One
policeman is reported to have been killed and
others wounded by gunfire as officers
surrounded the restaurant, located in
the Gulshan area of the capital, and a massive
firefight erupted.
Police spokesman said: “Our first priority is to
save the lives of the people trapped inside.”
The police chief has said that they plan to start
a rescue operation shortly.
Bangladesh’s Daily Star is reporting that heavily
armed police in armoured vehicles are preparing
to enter the restaurant.
Lori Ann Walsh Imdad, who lives nearby, is
reported to have said: “Terrorists broke in and
shot the Italian baker and his wife and took
about 20 foreigners hostage.”
The US State Department has said the hostage
situation is “still fluid”, and the US embassy in
Dhaka has urged citizens to shelter in place. A
spokesman for the US State Department said it
was too early to say who was involved in the
hostage situation, but that all Americans
working at the US mission in Dhaka had been
accounted for.
One Bangladeshi TV station has reported that
the gunmen chanted “Allahu Akbar” as they
launched their assault.
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