In another horrific attack by Muslim terrorists claiming affiliation with ISIS, 20 people were brutally hacked to death with knifes, beaten, and shot. Bengali special operations eventually killed the terrorist, but not after a horrific bloodbath:
Jihadist extremists hacked 20 people to death in a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka – sparing only those who could recite from the Koran – before they were gunned down by commandos.
Witnesses said seven Islamist radicals stormed the Holey Artisan bakery and cafe last night armed with assault weapons, pistols and ‘sharp objects’ before taking more than 30 people hostage.
They killed nine Italians, seven Japanese, an Indian, an American and two local men before elite commandos ended the 12-hour standoff by storming the cafe.
Six of the hostage-takers were killed and one was arrested.
Hasnat was too traumatised to say more than a few words about his ordeal, saying only that the hostage-takers ‘did not misbehave with us’.
But he detailed to his father Rezaul how the gunmen – who were armed with automatic weapons, bombs and makeshift machetes – had split the diners into two groups.
Rezaul said: ‘(The foreigners) were taken to the upper floor and the Bangladeshis were kept around a table.’
He said his son told him the terrorists ‘did not hit people who could recite verses from the Koran. The others were tortured’.
He added: ‘The gunmen asked everyone inside to recite from the Koran. Those who recited were spared. The gunmen even gave them meals last night.’
Elite Bangladeshi commandos stormed the building after siege of more than 12 hours, freeing some 13 hostages, in addition to another eight who manged to flee during the siege. Six of the terrorists were shot dead and one was arrested at the scene.