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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.
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.
Like ten of them. When they came in, they screamed in Arabic and threw bombs. I ran.
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."