Bangladesh security forces ended a siege Saturday at a cafe in Dhaka where dozens of diners were being held captive and shot dead six of the hostage-takers, officials said.
6 terrorists killed, 2 ran whereas 1 caught in Dhaka’s security forces rescue operation.
Bangladeshi troops rescued 14 hostages and shot dead six gunmen Saturday, ending an hours-long siege at a cafe in Dhaka. Gunmen stormed the restaurant in a diplomatic zone Friday night, and took an unknown number of hostages.
More than 100 Bangladeshi commandos have stormed a cafe in the diplomatic quarter of Dhaka attempting to free 20 or more people taken hostage by gunmen half a day earlier.
Authorities said the operation early on Saturday morning in the capital freed up to 13 hostages while six gunmen were killed.
“The operation is over. The situation is completely under control,” army spokesman Colonel Rashidul Hasan told AFP.
Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina said that 13 hostages were rescued from a besieged cafe, but some had been killed.
In a television broadcast, Hasina said six gunman had also been killed and one had been captured alive in the dawn raid.
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