It was a diplomatic zone where high security is given; the café was popular with the expats and a usual night in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh when heavily armed militants entered the Holey Artisan Bakery and held dozens hostage n Friday night and eventually hacked 20 foreigners to death.
The Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack where victims were brutally killed in most cases by slitting the throat and included Italian and Japanese nationals and an Indian national. The murders took place before the operation led by armed forces began. Two senior officers were killed and six militants were all killed during the joint operation that went on till next day morning when finally by 7.40 am local time on Saturday Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the end of the seize and the defence personnel were congratulated for freeing 13 people and killing the militants.
“It was an extremely heinous act. What kind of Muslims are these people? They don’t have any religion,” the prime minister said in a televised speech. “They (gunmen) defied the call of Ramadan’s tarabi (special evening) prayers and went to kill people…The way they killed people is intolerable. They don’t have any religion…terrorism is their religion,” she added. Army chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq was by her side.