In pictures: Dhaka’s bloody attack – BBC News Arabic

//In pictures: Dhaka’s bloody attack – BBC News Arabic

In pictures: Dhaka’s bloody attack – BBC News Arabic

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As the day dawned, armored personnel carriers and buses carrying special forces poured into the streets of Dhaka, as security forces launched an operation to rescue the hostages.

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Reuters

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Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard outside the “Holly Artisan Bakery” cafe in Gulshan district

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AP

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Relatives of the hostages are waiting to know the fate of their relatives. The couple have just heard that their son and wife are among the survivors.

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The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, said that more than 13 people were saved, but others were killed, and six militants were also killed.

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The Bangladesh army said that the victims of the attack were mostly foreigners, many of whom are believed to be Japanese and Italian.

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AFP

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Two officers were killed and 30 wounded, during the exchange of fire in the first hours.

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AP

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ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the café, which is popular with foreigners, diplomats, and middle-class families

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Reuters

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It is extremely rare for major armed attacks in Bangladesh, but that country has witnessed a series of murders, which Islamic extremists have been accused of.

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Getty

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While the security forces were trying to negotiate the release of the hostages, the explosive dismantling unit was preparing to deploy



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