8 to 9 Islamic State terrorist gunmen carrying assault rifles and grenades attacked an upscale cafe (Holey Artisan restaurant) in Dhaka, Bangladesh and are holding around 20 hostages in the two storey compound. Heavily armed commandos have arrived and are preparing to storm the building to break the seige.
News agency Amaq claimed that 24 people have been killed and 40 injured. 7 Italian nationals are thought to be held hostage. Police however reported that only two policemen have been killed and 15 injured and that they were trying to negotiate for the hostage’s freedom peascefully.