Bangladesh: Armed gunmen storm a restaurant in Dhaka killing two and taking hostages

A Daesh group has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant in Dhaka where customers and staff are being held hostage. At least nine gunmen armed with guns, swords and bombs attacked and opened fire killing at least 2 policemen. The situation is ongoing.

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