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Saturday, 02 July 2016 - 8:23
Update: Sri Lankan couple held hostage by the ISIS rescued
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The Sri Lankan couple who were held hostage by the ISIS in Dhaka were rescued. They were unharmed.

Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka last night taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.



Update : Saturday, July 2, 2016 9.40             
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The Sri Lankans held hostage by the ISIS in a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh is a married couple, reports say.

Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka last night taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Foreign Ministry stated that 2 Sri Lankans are also believed to be among the hostages taken captive by the militants.

The government has been caught unaware, and the attack exposes a big hole in Bangladesh's intelligence gathering and security system.

The cafe is described as being popular with expatriates, diplomats and middle-class families.

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