After 13-hour seige, the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, where heavily-armed Bangladeshi commandos on Friday took at least 20 foreigners hostage, has been cleared by the Bangladeshi security forces. Around 18 hostages were rescued from the bakery and six militants were killed. Getty images.
Bangladeshi security personnels cordon off the area after a group of as many as nine gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday. Gunshots and sounds of explosion started to rock the area at 7:40 AM (local time) as security forces launched an offensive to end the 11-hour-long hostage crisis at a cafe in Dhaka's diplomatic zone Gulshan. AP
At least nine terrorists shouting "Allahu Akbar" barged into the Holey Artisan Bakery, frequented by diplomats and expatriates, and opened indiscriminate fire at around 9:20 PM (local time) on Friday.
Razaul Karim, right, and Hosne Ara Karim, center, whose son and daughter-in-law were rescued from the restaurant attacked by heavily armed militants, wait for them in Dhaka on Saturday. AP
After Dhaka attacks, India called for quick action to adopt the long-stalled Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism and expressed disappointment that the General Assembly failed to push for its early adoption. Getty Images
Pakistan condemned the terror attack terming it as "senseless terrorist attack". AFP