July 1, 2016 8:50 pm -

Two are dead and there are about 20 hostages.

A huge contingent of security forces cordoned off the area around the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s Gulshan area. Several other wounded police officers were hospitalized after security forces exchanged fire with the attackers inside the restaurant who also hurled bombs. A local resident Lutful Amin told the AP he heard several explosions, the last of which went off around 10:45 p.m.


The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claimed responsibility for the attack. ISIS and al Qaeda affiliates have claimed responsibility for many recent attacks in the country but the government denies that either group has a presence there.




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