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Dhaka cafe attack ends with 20 hostages among dead - The Guardian

Bangladeshi prime minister Shiekh Hasina has announced two days of national holiday mourning after an attack on a cafe in Dhaka left 28 people dead, including 20 hostages, most of whom were killed with sharp weapons. In a televised address to the ...and more »

The Bangladesh attack is the predictable result of unchecked violence - The Guardian

People help an unidentified injured person after a group of gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Photograph: AP. Bangladesh. The Bangladesh attack is the predictable result of ...and more »

Foreign firms cancel travel to Bangladesh after Dhaka cafe attack - The Guardian

Army soldiers on a road near the Holey Artisan cafe after Islamic militants attacked the cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Reuters. Bangladesh. Foreign firms cancel travel to Bangladesh after Dhaka cafe attack. Foreign nationals in building and ...and more »

Bangladesh attack: Isis militants 'tortured hostages who could not recite Quran' in 12-hour siege at Dhaka cafe - The Independent

The Isis fighters who massacred at least 22 people at a café in Bangladesh ordered hostages to recite verses from the Quran and “tortured” anyone who could not, it has emerged. The father of one of the survivors said his son was held hostage for 12 ...and more »

Dhaka officials say they knew attackers, as details of victims emerge - The Guardian

A candlelight vigil held in Dhaka for the victims of the attack. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters. Bangladesh. Dhaka officials say they knew attackers, as details of victims emerge. Authorities confirm arrest attempts had been made before attacks took ...and more »

Bangladesh siege: Twenty killed at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka - BBC News

Twenty people, most of them foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a cafe in Bangladesh claimed by so-called Islamic State. Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later. Six ...and more »

Bangladesh pizza chef mistakenly killed by police during restaurant attack - The Guardian

Relatives mourn as they carry the coffin of a victim who was killed in the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters. Bangladesh. Bangladesh pizza chef mistakenly killed by ...and more »

Divisive politics set the stage for Dhaka attack - Aljazeera.com

In a world of cause and effect, the nightmare that unfolded in Dhaka on Friday night was entirely predictable. Since the opposition-boycotted 2014 elections, the most violent in its history, Bangladesh has steadily descended into a cycle of polarising ...and more »

Bangladesh Attack Is New Evidence That ISIS Has Shifted Its Focus Beyond the Mideast - New York Times

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The cook was crouching in a washroom, taking refuge from the gunmen who had invaded the Holey Artisan Bakery, when he understood that there was a logic behind the killing: The people in the restaurant were being sorted. “Bengali ...and more »

20 hostages killed in 'Isil' attack on Dhaka restaurant popular with foreigners - Telegraph.co.uk

Nine Italians and a US citizen were among the 20 people hacked to death when a group of Islamic State (Isil) terrorists burst into a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. A group of seven attackers armed with blades ...and more »