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Bangladesh hostage crisis: 4 killed, 35 injured as gunmen storm capital’s diplomatic quarter

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View of Dhaka in Bangladesh

View of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Photo: Soman.

Gunmen have attacked a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Friday, according to police and witness reports. At least 4 policemen have reportedly died, and dozens of people are being held hostage.

There are “reports of shooting and hostage situation,” the US embassy in Bangladesh has tweeted.

Bangladeshi police exchanged fire with armed men at a Dhaka restaurant popular with foreigners, Reuters reported.

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