A group of ISIS terrorists have attacked and taken hostages inside a cafe in Bangladesh. At least 2 police officers are being reported dead. The story is still developing, so there are sure to be more details rolling in throughout the weekend.
A group of up to nine attackers set off bombs and took hostages while shouting “Allahu Akbar” inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh’s capital, local media reported Friday.
ISIS’ Amaq News Agency later reported that ISIS fighters carried out the attack. Bangladesh TV stations reported that the attackers entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s Gulshan area around 9:20 p.m. Friday and were holding customers and staff hostage.
The exact number of hostages was not known. While some reports said there could be up to 60, others put the figure lower.
Hostage situation in Dhaka at the Holey Bakery in the diplomatic enclave. Monitor local news
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I wonder how the White House will try to spin this one….
Mr. President: this is not “workplace violence.” It’s not a “gun control issue.” The problem is called radical Islamic terror, and we cannot defeat it until President Obama has the guts to call it out by name.