>> The end of a dramatic night in the Bangladeshi capital. A 12 hour siege began when Islamic militants stormed the cafe popular with ex-patriots.>>
> These terrorists have no religion she says, instead of going to pray, they are killing people.
Security forces tried to negotiate with the gunman. And some attempted to enter the cafe at the beginning of the siege, but were met with a hail of bullets. Killing two policemen. By morning, over a hundred commandos stormed the buildings.
20 hostages had already been killed. Among the dead, were nine Italians, seven Japanese, and a US citizen.
It's thought eight or nine gunmen had been holed up in the cafe armed with assault rifles and grenades. Six militants were killed and others arrested. Islamic state said its behind the assault. The attackers yelled Allahu Akbar as they ran into the building. Over the past 18 months, the government has struggled to contain Islamist violence.
A space of murders claimed by IS and Al Qaeda have targeted, liberals, gays, foreigners, and religious minorities.