Hostages taken in attack on restaurant in Bangladesh capital; witness says gunmen chanted 'Allahu Akbar'

July 1, 2016 6:03 PM

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DEVELOPING: 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.

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.

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