Dhaka, July 2: The gunmen who attacked a restaurant in an elite locality here on Friday night reportedly chanted "Allah Hu Akbar" before embarking on the mission, said local BD News.
According to Suman Reja, an official of the Holey Artisan Bakery who the news channel quoted as saying, eight to 10 youths entered the restaurant after triggering a series blasts. "They were chanting Allah Hu Akbar," he said.
A gun battle started between the militants and the security personnel after they stormed the restaurant and five were killed in the encounter, including a few policemen. The militants also took a number of foreigners hostage during the operation which also saw the Bangladeshi Army personnel getting mobilised. Eighteen of them were rescued till the last reports came in.