#Dhaka attack: 12 rescued so far, includes foreigners. 5 killed. Unclear if those killed hostages or terrorists.— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) July 2, 2016
Bangladesh Army moves its armoured personnel carriers (APCs) near #Dhaka restaurant Gulshan 2 area. Op underway. Several hostages rescued— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) July 2, 2016
‘Amaq update: over 20 people of different nationalities have been killed in the #ISIS attack in #Dhaka #Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/p4e55bS8qs — SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) July 1, 2016According to Daily Mail, the barbaric terror group uploaded pictures of dead bodies from the restaurant on their website. Yet US officials doubt the Islamic State claim and told CNN that al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent could be actually behind this attack. The Daily Mail report says that ‘Amaq’, ISIS’s official media outlet, claims that the bodies are of the diners taken hostage. Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, told Daily Mail that the images are authentic.
Reports of shooting and hostage situation in Gulshan 2, Dhaka. Please shelter in place and monitor news. — U.S. Embassy Dhaka (@usembassydhaka) July 1, 2016
Media should refrain from identifying nationalities/identities of probable hostages in context of #Dhaka for their safety. Please RT & tag — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 1, 2016The MEA said that all officials at the Indian High Commission in Dhaka are safe.
Dhaka hostage crisis: Visuals of the security forces from the restaurant location, ambulance also seen at the spot. pic.twitter.com/qMsJDBNIHU — ANI (@ANI_news) July 2, 2016
Police tell local reporters on the ground in #Dhaka that the “situation has been resolved”. We now wait for the grim details. #MSNBC live. — Cal Perry (@calmsnbc) July 2, 2016
Bangladesh’s radical Islam problem is not new. Sad that it takes an Islamic State attack on foreigners in #Dhaka for the world to notice. — Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) July 1, 2016