Attackers Seize Hostages and Detonate Explosives in Bangladesh Restaurant

July 1, 2016 5:52 PM

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Attackers Seize Hostages and Detonate Explosives in Bangladesh Restaurant

The police in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, surrounded a restaurant in the city’s diplomatic zone on Friday night after several people were taken hostage by gunmen who detonated explosives, local media reported.

Witnesses took to Twitter to report hearing gunfire, and posted images of armed paramilitary officers surrounding the restaurant, the Holey Artisan Bakery, said to be popular with expatriates, diplomats and middle-class families.

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