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

Authorities say local militants – not Islamic State – carried out the 12-hour siege which ended as 100 commandos stormed bakery. Saad Hammadi in Dhaka, Rosie Scammell in Rome, and Alan Yuhas in New York. Sun 3 Jul 2016 05.17 EDT First published on Fri ...and more »

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

Bangladesh has seen a rising tide of violence against both foreigners and locals deemed enemies of extremist Islam over the past year, and done little to quell it. Jason Burke. Sat 2 Jul 2016 08.50 EDT First published on Fri 1 Jul 2016 15.56 EDT. Share ...and more »

Bangladesh police say may have shot hostage, missed attack warnings - Reuters UK

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police shot dead the pizza chef of a Dhaka restaurant, mistakenly thinking he was one of the militants who killed 20 people, and misread online warnings of an impending assault, police and government officials said on ...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 »

UN officials condemn terrorist attack in Bangladesh - UN News Centre

Senior United Nations officials have condemned the terrorist attack in a café in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka that reportedly killed 20 hostages over the weekend. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “condemns the terrorist attack” and “hopes that ...and more »

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

Authorities confirm arrest attempts had been made before attacks took place, on five of the seven militants involved. Saad Hammadi in Dhaka. Sun 3 Jul 2016 15.27 EDT Last modified on Sun 3 Jul 2016 17.25 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter ...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 »

20 hostages killed in 'Isil' attack on Dhaka restaurant popular with foreigners -

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 »

Seven Japanese among hostages killed during Dhaka siege: Suga - The Japan Times

All the seven Japanese citizens who were previously unaccounted for after a 12-hour hostage crisis in Dhaka were found and pronounced dead at a local hospital, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference in Tokyo late Saturday ...and more »

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

New revelations that security agencies in Bangladesh misread online warnings of an impending attack before siege at restaurant that left 20 hostages dead. Reuters in Dhaka. Tue 5 Jul 2016 16.32 EDT Last modified on Wed 6 Jul 2016 13.33 EDT. Share on ...and more »