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Fiery Friday for Dhaka

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A security personnel reacts near the Holey Artisan restaurant after gunmen attacked the upscale cafe, in Dhaka on Saturday. Six militants killed, 18 people rescued in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone. Photo: Reuters
Army soldiers take their positions near the Holey Artisan restaurant. Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Handout via REUTERS
A security personnel checks vehicles after gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan restaurant and took hostages, in the Gulshan area of Dhaka. Photo: Reuters
In this image made from video provided by ATN News, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes a nationally televised speech regarding the militant hostage-taking at a restaurant in Dhaka. Photo: AP
The country’s worst hostage crisis ended on Saturday when heavily-armed commandos stormed the popular Dhaka eatery in the diplomatic enclave and killed militants who had been holding many people, including foreigners, captive for over 12 hours. Photo: AP
Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard near the Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic zone. Photo: AFP
Bangladeshi army soldiers patrol a street during a rescue operation as gunmen take position in a restaurant in the Dhaka’s high-security diplomatic district on July 2, 2016. Photo: AFP

Armed militants killed 20 civilians after taking them hostage in a Bangladesh cafe on Friday and many of the victims were hacked to death, an Army spokesman said on Saturday.

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