This Article is From Jul 02, 2016

Most Dhaka Hostages Were Killed Mercilessly By Sharp Weapons: Bangladesh Army

Most Dhaka Hostages Were Killed Mercilessly By Sharp Weapons: Bangladesh Army

People try to help an injured person, after gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan restaurant and took hostages, in the Gulshan area of Dhaka. (Reuters Photo)

Highlights

  • 20 hostages killed mercilessly by sharp weapons: Bangladesh Army
  • 13 hostages rescued, including one Japanese and two Sri Lankans
  • Six armed attackers among the dead in Dhaka restaurant siege
Dhaka: The attack on a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital left 22 people dead including two policemen and 20 hostages, the Bangladesh army said on Saturday, most killed with sharp weapons.

"Most of (the hostages) were killed mercilessly by sharp weapons last night," before the siege began, Army Brigadier General Naim Asraf Chowdhury said.

He told a news conference 13 people were rescued including one Japanese and two Sri Lankans.

The army concluded an operation to clear the cafe on Saturday after a 12-hour siege that began when gunmen stormed the restaurant, which was popular with foreigners, on Friday night.
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