LIVE: Bangladesh Mourns Dhaka Attack Victims

LIVE: Bangladesh Mourns Dhaka Attack Victims
A restaurant in Dhaka's high-security Gulshan area is under attack by unidentified gunmen, who have also taken nearly 20 hostages, reports have said. Bangladesh police and terrorists have exchanged fire.
Jul 04, 2016 11:05 (IST)
Now Minister Says, Bangladesh Gunmen Made No Demands, ISIS Not Involved

Seven terrorists who killed 20 people at a Dhaka restaurant made no demands and a person taken alive by police was only a suspect admitted in hospital, Bangladesh's home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said, rejecting ISIS' claims of responsibility.

Jul 04, 2016 11:03 (IST)
John Kerry Offers Bangladesh FBI Help As Police Probe Attackers' Links

US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina help to investigate those behind the killing of 20 people at a Dhaka restaurant, as police examine how the young, affluent and educated attackers were radicalised.




Jul 04, 2016 11:01 (IST)

Jul 04, 2016 09:58 (IST)
The Bangladesh Prime Minister visited a stadium where the bodies of the victims from the weekend attack in Bangladesh's capital were taken, as security officials search for evidence and the possible masterminds behind the attack.
Jul 04, 2016 09:55 (IST)
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina To Pay Tribute To Dhaka Attack Victims
Jul 03, 2016 08:05 (IST)
Read: Over 24 Hours After Siege, Bangladesh Grapples With Who Attacked Dhaka
A day after the attack, little is still known about which group attacked Dhaka. "We cannot say with certainty who carried out the attack," the Major Dhaka Annisul Huq told NDTV. Both the al Qaeda and ISIS have claimed responsibility.
Jul 02, 2016 20:41 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns the terror attack in a tweet:

 
Jul 02, 2016 19:59 (IST)
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi expresses grief for Dhaka victims


Jul 02, 2016 19:31 (IST)

Jul 02, 2016 19:19 (IST)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses nation after the attack


  • This is unprecedented in the history of Bangladesh
  • We reacted quickly as soon as we got information
  • Want to thank all security forces
  • Six attackers were killed on spot
  • 13 people - including 3 foreigners - were rescued
Jul 02, 2016 19:13 (IST)
Latest visuals from Dhaka:


Jul 02, 2016 18:17 (IST)
Not all victims are foreigners: Bangladesh Army

Hours after the siege ended, there is still no exact breakdown of the casualties. The Bangladesh Army now says most of the victims were Italian or Japanese but not all were foreigners. The Army had said earlier on Saturday that all 20 people killed were foreign.
Jul 02, 2016 17:27 (IST)
Dhaka Mayor Anisul Haque decries the siege.


Jul 02, 2016 16:31 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi condemns the Dhaka cafe attack, says "India stands firmly with our sisters & brothers of Bangladesh in this hour of grief."

Jul 02, 2016 16:19 (IST)
NDTV has learnt from sources that an Indian doctor, Satyapal, was also among the hostages who were rescued this morning.
Jul 02, 2016 16:15 (IST)
Tarishi Jain was a 19-year-old student at UC Berkeley who was on vacation in Dhaka, says Indian foreign ministry. Her father, Sanjeev Jain,  runs a garment business in Bangladesh for last 15-20 years, sources said.


Jul 02, 2016 16:00 (IST)
An Indian woman, named Tarishi, was among 20 killed in the Dhaka cafe hostage.
Jul 02, 2016 15:54 (IST)
Dhaka attack: Indian girl killed by terrorists in the cafe siege
Jul 02, 2016 14:48 (IST)
A relative tries to console Semin Rahman, covering face, whose son is missing after militants took hostages in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Jul 02, 2016 13:45 (IST)
Bangladesh army said most hostage victims in Dhaka restaurant were Italian or Japanese: Agence France-Presse
Jul 02, 2016 13:23 (IST)
Bangladesh army official says most of those killed in Dhaka cafe attack were killed Friday night with sharp weapons: Reuters
Jul 02, 2016 13:19 (IST)
Dhaka restaurant attack: 20 civilians killed, says Bangladesh army, reports news agency AFP
Jul 02, 2016 11:53 (IST)
Bangladesh Hostage Crisis: What Happened And Why

The Dhaka hostage crises ended after it stretched over 10 hours. One terrorist has been captured, the Bangladesh Prime Minister said.


Jul 02, 2016 11:35 (IST)
Japanese government says one Japanese rescued, 7 unaccounted for in Bangladesh restaurant attack: Associated Press
Jul 02, 2016 11:34 (IST)
'Determined to root out terrorism' after siege: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina
Jul 02, 2016 11:25 (IST)

Jul 02, 2016 11:24 (IST)
13 people saved, security agencies did a great job, says Bangladesh PM on Dhaka attack: ANI


Jul 02, 2016 11:21 (IST)
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is addressing the media after the Dhaka restaurant attack; praises the commandos.
Jul 02, 2016 11:20 (IST)
Recent Attacks In Bangladesh:

  1. Unidentified attackers stabbed and critically wounded a Hindu priest in southwest Bangladesh today.
  2. A Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in an attack by suspected terrorists on Friday.
  3. A teenage suspected extremist being held in custody in Bangladesh was shot dead on June 18 in a gunfight.
  4. A Hindu college teacher was seriously injured on June 16 when he was assaulted by suspected terrorists.
  5. A 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death in Bangladesh on June 10.
  6. Unidentified attackers killed a 70-year-old Hindu priest in western Bangladesh on June 7.
  7. Unidentified men hacked to death a Christian grocer near a church in Bangladesh's northwest on June 5.
  8. The wife of a police official known for his role in curbing extremism was shot dead in southeastern Bangladesh on June 5, in what police suspected as attack by Islamists.
Jul 02, 2016 11:17 (IST)
Jul 02, 2016 10:45 (IST)
At least six terrorists were killed and 13 hostages were rescued after the siege ended at an upscale restaurant in the diplomatic area of Dhaka which came under attack from heavily-armed terrorists last evening. Read here


Jul 02, 2016 10:17 (IST)
Latest Update:
Official says at least 6 militants killed, 13 hostages safe
Jul 02, 2016 09:07 (IST)
"The standoff at the restaurant is at its final stage; perhaps its over," says NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain
Jul 02, 2016 09:02 (IST)

Jul 02, 2016 09:02 (IST)
One of the hostages told his uncle, "We have been kept hostage and they (the attackers) told us to convey that police should not fire. If they fire, we will kill you."
Jul 02, 2016 08:45 (IST)
12 hostages freed, 5 killed inside Dhaka restaurant

Rapid Action Battalion members seen outside the Holey Artisan restaurant in Dhaka where dozens were taken hostage by heavily armed terrorists. So far, 12 hostages have been rescued.



Jul 02, 2016 08:42 (IST)
No surety on whether the operation is over: Divan Ahmed, freelance reporter in Dhaka to NDTV

"7-8 hostages were freed before the rescue operation began and four others were taken out during the operation," he said


Jul 02, 2016 08:39 (IST)
No gunfire since 8 am

There is absolute silence at the hostage site right now. No gunfire and no sound of bombs can be heard: NDTV's Monideepa Banerjie
Jul 02, 2016 08:37 (IST)
The terrorists have reportedly made three demands, including freeing one of their men from jail and a safe passage.
Jul 02, 2016 08:15 (IST)
We are trying to resolve this peacefully. We are trying to negotiate with these terrorists and hear them out and know what they want. Every life is important to us. Definitely we can talk and resolve this: Rapid Action Batallion member to NDTV.
Jul 02, 2016 08:11 (IST)
Bangladesh Army Chief has arrived at the site.
Jul 02, 2016 08:00 (IST)
Firing still on
Three wounded hostages have been rescued. They are being taken to the hospital.
Jul 02, 2016 07:44 (IST)
Dhaka Hostage Situation: Restaurant Owner Speaks To NDTV

"I'm in a state of shock...Normally this would have been a busy night but because of Eid coming up, many people are travelling."

"We have security at the restaurant, but it is not armed. The area is supposed to be armed," the owner said, adding, "my foreign staff have escaped, but local staff are still inside. I was there till 8pm, the attack happened about an hour after that."
Jul 02, 2016 02:48 (IST)
Italians Among Hostages In Dhaka Cafe Attack: Ministry Source

Seven Italian nationals are thought to be among the hostages taken by gunmen, Italian state television said quoting the Italian ambassador to Bangladesh.



Jul 02, 2016 02:36 (IST)

Jul 02, 2016 01:56 (IST)
Terrorists stormed the restaurant at about 8.30 pm. (Bangladesh time)

Last bullets fired at about 10.30 pm Bangladesh time
Jul 02, 2016 01:50 (IST)
ISIS Claims Attack In Dhaka: Amaq News Agency

"Islamic State (ISIS) commandos attack a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the city of Dhaka," the ISIS-linked-Aamaq news agency said.
Jul 02, 2016 01:42 (IST)
Japanese Visitor's Driver Dies

Driver of Japanese visitor to the restaurant has  died at Dhaka medical college while undergoing treatment.

He came to pick his Japanese boss at the restaurant.
Jul 02, 2016 01:41 (IST)

The Holey Artisan Bakery is in a lane that adjoins Pakistan embassy and the Australian High Commission.

Jul 02, 2016 01:17 (IST)

Jul 02, 2016 01:10 (IST)
No Contact Established with Terrorist Yet

No contact has been established with the terrorist yet. Efforts are on to open a channel of negotiation.
Jul 02, 2016 01:08 (IST)
Two Police Officers Dead
Two police officers are declared dead. One of them was the officer-in-charge of Gulshan Bari police station and the other was Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Jul 02, 2016 00:59 (IST)
US President Barack Obama Briefed About Dhaka Attack

President Barack Obama has been briefed about the attack on a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, the White House said.
Jul 02, 2016 00:28 (IST)
Srinivasan Jain On Previous Attacks In Bangladesh

Jul 02, 2016 00:13 (IST)
3 ambulances are on standby in the area, says local reporter Diwan Ahmed.
Jul 01, 2016 23:58 (IST)
Holey Artisan bakery that has been attacked is frequented by foreigners.


Jul 01, 2016 23:55 (IST)
There are believed to be between six to eight attackers. A kitchen staff of the bakery, who managed to escape, has told local media that an Argentinian and another Italian are among those held hostage inside the restaurant.
Jul 01, 2016 23:47 (IST)
Latest reports say one policeman has died. About 12 people have been injured including about seven policemen. The operation is still underway.
Jul 01, 2016 23:42 (IST)
All Americans working for the US Mission are accounted for, says American state department.
Jul 01, 2016 23:33 (IST)
Hostage situation in Dhaka's diplomatic area: What we know so far


Jul 01, 2016 23:32 (IST)
Police are trying to negotiate with the terrorists. "We are requesting those inside the restaurant to talk to us," a police officer said.
Jul 01, 2016 23:22 (IST)
India's Ministry of External Affairs said All Indian High Commission officials are reportedly safe. "Our High Commission is monitoring situation," an official said.
Jul 01, 2016 23:20 (IST)
A large number of policemen and Rapid Action Battalion have cordoned off the restaurant. According to police, about five armed men entered Holey Artisan Bakery, popular with foreigners and opened gunfire around 9:20 PM (local time).

A kitchen staff of the bakery, who managed to escape, said several armed men entered the restaurant around 8:45 PM and took the chief chef hostage, local media reported.
Jul 01, 2016 23:19 (IST)
A restaurant in Dhaka's high-security Gulshan area is under attack by unidentified gunmen, who have also taken nearly 20 hostages, reports have said. Five policemen have been injured in a gunbattle outside the restaurant, which is frequented by foreigners, according to local media reports.
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