Bangladeshi police stormed an eating house within the capital Dhaka and reclaimed up to ten hostages on Saturday, one official aforesaid, once an attack claimed by Moslem state. Gunmen attacked the upmarket restaurant within the diplomatic space of Dacca late on Friday and had been holding regarding twenty hostages, together with foreigners, before police poured into the building to do to free those stuck within. a minimum of 2 police were killed.
Dhaka restaurant siege: Live Updates
10.40 am: consistent with sources over a dozen civilians are reclaimed alive, their identity isn’t disclosed. several but are feared dead. All TV channels, that were stopped, are going live currently.
10.25 am: The officer of Bangladeshi commandos says a minimum of six of the militants are killed and thirteen hostages reclaimed once security forces cleared the most eating house building at the top of the 10-hour standoff. Lt. Col. Tuhin mohammad Masud told The Associated Press that some militants were captured. About thirty five folks were taken prisoner, together with regarding twenty foreigners, once gunmen stormed the Dacca eating house on Friday night. Lt. Col. Masud says the reclaimed embrace Japanese, who was separated, and 2 Sri Lankans.
10.21 am: Asian nation prisoner crisis ends once a commando operation, PTI says quoting media reports.
10.12 am: Asian nation official says main building cleared; a minimum of six militants killed thirteen hostages safe.
9.30 am: The U.S. has aforesaid it cannot however ensure the Moslem State’s claim owning responsibility for the prisoner crisis in an exceedingly eating house in Dhaka’s high security diplomatic space. “We have seen ISIL (ISIS) claims of responsibility, however cannot however ensure and are assessing the knowledge out there to USA,” State Department voice John Kirby aforesaid. According to U.S. media reports, IS has claimed responsibility of the attack at leaky skilled worker workplace. But consistent with CNN, senior U.S. officers believe that the attack has been in all probability doles out by al-Qaeda in Indian landmass that was declared as a terrorist organization by the U.S. solely daily earlier. “You will say we have a tendency to be tuned in to these reports however discuss with Bangladeshi authorities,” a senior administration official told PTI once asked regarding the news reports.
9.10 am: two huge explosions detected within Dacca restaurant; police official says five bodies found, reports AP
8.20 am: ten folks, together with 2 foreigners, are reclaimed from Dacca eating house, Reuter’s reports quoting a channel.
8.10 am: an afp artist at the scene aforesaid he may hear a vast fight as security forces launched the operation over ten hours once militants taken over the hostages. Five Bangladeshi hostages were reclaimed within the 1st jiffy of the operation, a security official told foetoprotein. “They are reclaimed unhurt,” he said.
8.03 am: bangladesh police say one foreigner, in all probability Japanese, loose operative to free hostages
7.51 am: bangladesh police say over one hundred commandos fighting gunmen at Dacca eating house to free hostages, gunmen retaliating
7.41 am: bangladesh police storm eating house to rescue hostages. Bangladeshi police stormed a Dacca eating house on Saturday to free twenty hostages, together with many foreigners, that were cornered within once gunmen had launched associate degree attack on the upmarket eatery late on Friday night, a political candidate aforesaid.
“Our commandos have stormed into the eating house. Intense gun fighting on,” Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, a deputy director at the speedy Action Battalion force, told Reuters.
4.00 am: Seven Italian nationals among hostages, Italian state tv aforesaid quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.
3.35 am: “Deeply saddened to understand that Assistant Commissioner of Police Robiul Islam has been additionally killed within the exchange of shooting at the leaky skilled worker. He was a worthy student of the school of Arts and Humanities at Jahangirnagar University,” wrote Shahab Enam Khan, a commentator on politics and diplomacy, on Facebook. Dhaka residents told The Hindu that few thousand alleged militants were inactive over previous couple of weeks however security wasn’t beefed up within the town anticipating a paying back. “Anybody may enter the Airport’s secured space until Friday while not showing positive identification or price ticket,” aforesaid an eminent producer of Dacca.