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Bangladesh siege cafe cleared, 6 gunmen killed: police

Jul 02. 2016
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DHAKA - Bangladesh security forces ended a siege Saturday at a cafe in Dhaka where dozens of diners were being held captive and shot dead six of the hostage-takers, officials said.
"The operation is over. The situation is completely under control," army spokesman Colonel Rashidul Hasan told AFP.
 
Tuhin Mohammad Masud, a commander of the elite Rapid Action Battalion which stormed the cafe, said there had been a number of casualties, including six hostage-takers.
 
"We have gunned down six of the terrorists. The main area that they have been occupying has been cleared," Masud told India's Times Now television channel.
 
- AFP

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