Suspected Islamic Militants Kill 20 Foreigners in Terror Attack in Bangladesh

World | July 2, 2016, Saturday // 14:28
Bulgaria: Suspected Islamic Militants Kill 20 Foreigners in Terror Attack in Bangladesh Photo by EPA/BGNES

An attack on a cafe in Bangladesh claimed by the Islamic State group killed 20 people, all of them foreign citizens, newswires reported on Saturday.

Gunmen suspected to be Islamist militants stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday and took occupants hostages. The army entered the building on Saturday morning after a 12-hour siege, killing six of the attackers and rescuing 13 hostages. One of the attackers was captured.

Two police officers were also killed in the initial assult.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Saturday that Italians were among the victims but would not give details or the toll until families are notified.

India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said an Indian girl was among the killed hostages.

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

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