Bangladesh commandos ended a hostage siege Saturday by storming a cafe where dozens of diners had been held captive by Islamist extremists and shot dead six of the heavily armed gunmen. Most them had been brutally hacked to death with sharp weapons," Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury told reporters in Dhaka, without giving the nationality of the victims. Officials said 13 hostages had been rescued after members of an elite force took control of the cafe in the capital Dhaka's upmarket Gulshan quarter.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff. Seven Japanese are unaccounted for.