Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been under an attack by the terrorists.

According to the reports pouring in terrorists have kidnapped at least 20 foreigners from a popular upmarket restaurant in Dhaka. Witnesses say they heard a blast and shots around the Holey Artesan bakery in a very high security zone in the capital.

Dhaka hostage crisis

O’Kitchen restaurant where gunmen attacked in Dhaka

One police officer died on the spot, and the other police officer has succumbed to the injuries. The attack took place at 9.20 PM local Bangladesh time. There are reports of two more casualties. The attack took place in Gulshan district in the capital. Gunmen who wore western attire shot and took several foreigners as hostages.

Security forces are engaging the gunmen in firing. There are also reports that the first negotiation has failed between the terrorists and the officials, and the firing has resumed again.

Several people have been injured. Reports are filtering in that there are at least 60 hostages.  There are 8-9 gunmen holed up in the area around O’kitchen restaurant where the kidnapping took place. The owner of the restaurant where the attack took place is injured in the attack.

The owner of the restaurant says, it was not a busy night, and everyone was having it easy.

 

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