Twenty people have been killed after gunmen took dozens of hostages at a restaurant in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Army Brigadier General Naim Asraf Chowdhury told a news conference that those who died had been killed with sharp weapons.
It is thought that between six and 10 attackers stormed the building in the diplomatic zone.
Six gunmen were killed and 13 hostages rescued.
Two officers were also killed as police approached the restaurant during an initial attempt to break the siege.
Islamic state release sick photos of ‘dead tourists’ as Bangladesh forces storm restaurant
The photos, which show lifeless bodies in pools of blood, were released by the heinous terror cell’s propaganda machine.
Bangladesh newspaper The Daily Star are reporting that Dhaka restaurant hostages were instructed to recite the Quran, those who couldn’t were tortured, those who could were not harmed. Their report comes from an interviewed with one of the rescued hostages, Rezaul Karim.
Bangladesh army officials have spoken at a press conference at 1:45pm local time and confirmed that 26 have been killed in the Dhaka restaurant attack, 6 of them were the attackers. Officials say most victims were killed with sharp weapons. Despite Isil and al-Qaeda both claiming the attack as their own, there has been no confirmation of this.
ISIS terrorists shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they hacked to death 20 foreign tourists in restaurant in Bangladesh’s diplomatic quarter before commandos stormed the building freeing 13 hostages (Warning Graphic Content)