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Live update: Hostage situation, shooting at Gulshan

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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 12:44 PM
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Several police officials have been wounded in the apparent terrorist attack, at least 20 civilians, mostly foreigners, held hostage inside the restaurant, according to witness accounts

11:20pm- "We are requesting the ones who are inside the restaurant to talk to us, relay usyour demands," said the RAB DG.

11:20pm- The RAB DG confirms that the gunmen kept the hostages at O'kitchen restaurant, which is a sister concern of the Holey Artisan bakery and operates from the same building at Road-79 in Gulshan 2.

Live update: Hostage situation, shooting at Gulshan

Here we go.


10:55pm- Sumon Reza, superviser at the bakery, who escaped the attack, told reporters that at least 20 people were at the bakery when the attack began and all of them were foreigners. He saw two attackers and both of them were slim and appeared to be under 30. He said they had small firearms and at least one was carrying a sharp weapon. He said the attackers were shouting 'Allahu Akbar' when coming into the bakery. Two of the bakery's staff are also foreigners, he said. One baker, an Italian, had escaped the attack but the other one, an Argentine, could not, according to Reza. His information could not immediately be verified.


Daesh related?

Targeting foreigners?

How much do you want to bet they are Americans?

Anyone have any other sources?




posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 12:47 PM
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Getting some more English sources now.


The American Embassy tweeted "Please shelter in place and monitor news", while the American State department confirmed there was a hostage situation.


Source

Twitter is going on, but I don't have an account.

Twitter



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: thesungod


How much do you want to bet they are Americans?



Seriously?



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: exdog5

Well 2 Italians for sure. It's apparently in the diplomatic quarter.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: thesungod

Allow me to apologize.
I thought you were speculating on the assailant's identity.

My bad.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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I wonder to what religion the attackers subscribe...

Any guesses?
Christian, Budhist, Hindu, Shinto, Zarathustran....???
Hmm, who am I leaving out....???
I'm sure it's not that other religion because I've only ever heard it referred to only as "the religion of peace"...

-Christosterone



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: exdog5

Rereading it, I could have been clearer. Fault shared.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:07 PM
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Like ten of them. When they came in, they screamed in Arabic and threw bombs. I ran.

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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:11 PM
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Just to be clear, the event taking place is in Bangladesh. I know that Bangladesh has been having issues with Islamic fundamentalists attacking minorities, as far as I can remember. Bangladesh is officially a secular state, but with a massive Islamic majority. Could it be fight back from a minority? Islamic fundamentalist attack? Gangsters?

I hope the issue is resolved quickly and with minimal loss of life.


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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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Who cares, right? It's not happening on American soil. There's nothing for MSM to spin on this time.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: zilebeliveunknown
Who cares, right? It's not happening on American soil. There's nothing for MSM to spin on this time.


That attitude may have served well when America was difficult to get to because of geographic location.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: zilebeliveunknown

Well it is on the front page of the Guardian website. So I am not sure about the "who cares" bit.

Hostage situation in Bangladesh




posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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8 police man wounded, 1 killed Police is currently storming in with APC's. Attacked by 8 to 10 terrorists



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 01:59 PM
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Reports coming in the attack took place in a Restaurant inside a diplomatic enclave, 2 Italian diplomats dead(unconfirmed)
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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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Another cop dead in fire fight. Currently 60 foreigners are being held hostage
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posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Christosterone


Attackers screamed "Allahu Ackbar" as per one of the survivors



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj


There has been a crack down on militancy and Islamic extremism in Bangladesh. Several prominent opposition Islamic figures had been executed for War crimes. It did not go well with the Islamic extremists there.



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: maddy21

Yes, I fear the culprits are the usual suspects. It is a shame that however much one may try to see things in an objective way, all too often the most likely suspect is the guilty party.




posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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ISIS has taken responsibility for the attack



posted on Jul, 1 2016 @ 02:46 PM
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State Department spokesman John Kirby said all of the Americans under the diplomatic chief of mission in Dhaka are accounted for. Officials were still accounting for other American citizens who may have been in the area.

The State Department urged any U.S. citizens near the Gulshan area of Dhaka to "contact loved ones directly or use social media to alert them of your status."


NBC news

It seems as though all officials related to U.S operations are accounted for, but there may be some private citizens affected.

Hopes and prayers go out to those affected by this.




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