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Bangladesh police accidentally killed hostage in cafe siege

Saiful Islam, a senior police official in Dhaka, said a pizza maker at the restaurant was among those who were shot dead by the police
Dhaka police

Bangladesh police accidentally killed a pizza chef being held hostage by ISIS terrorists during the 11-hour siege at a café in Dhaka over the weekend, according to a media reports.

Saiful Islam, a senior police official in Dhaka, said a pizza maker at the restaurant was among those who were shot dead by the police.

“We killed six people in the restaurant. A case has been registered against five. The sixth man was a restaurant employee,” Saiful Islam, a top Bangladesh police official told Reuters.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly terror strike, posting photos along with first names of some of the attackers on social media. Bangladeshi security forces shot dead six terrorists when they stormed the cafe on Saturday morning, bringing the all-night siege to an end, after the death of 20 hostages.

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