Dhaka – At least five gunmen are reportedly killed by commandos who storm a cafe where hostages are being held in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
At least 10 others, including a foreign national, were rescued alive Saturday from the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant at Gulshan diplomatic district. The security forces still kept the scene cordoned off.
There was no official statement.
The commandos launched the offensive in the morning, more than 10 hours after the armed assailants stormed into the Spanish café Friday evening.
A policeman who identified himself as Ashraf tells local broadcaster Channel24 that he saw five bodies of the attackers at the restaurant premises.
Reports say there were about 20 hostages when around 10 attackers took the cafe Friday night.
Two police officers were killed Friday evening when they fought the battle with the terrorists soon after the attackers entered the eatery.