Terrorists attacked a restaurant with foreigners in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital today.
— TLVRP Russia (@tlvrp_russia) July 1, 2016
Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.
Al-Qaeda says 20 hostages were taken.
— أنصار الإسلام (@Ansar_Islam_BD) July 1, 2016
This terrorist group has a website.
UPDATE—- ISIS media website al-Amaq claims responsibility.
— Xavier Servitja Roca (@xaviservitja) July 1, 2016
More the terrorists were screaming “Allahu Akbar!”
FOX News reported:
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.
The TV reports said the identities of the attackers were not immediately known. Reports said there are up to 60 hostages.
The U.S. State Department said all Americans working at the U.S. mission in the area had been accounted for, according to Reuters.
“We have accounted for all Americans working for the chiefof mission authority” in Dhaka, John Kirby, a State Department spokesman said. He called the situation “fluid.”
— NDTV (@ndtv) July 1, 2016