Dhaka, July 2: The security forces at Dhaka have stormed the restaurant where militants have held up hostages. Bangladesh which is in a state of readiness says that it is just a matter of time before they overpower the militants who have held hostages. [5 killed in Dhaka terror strike]
The decision to storm the area came after several attempts to negotiate failed. Sources informed OneIndia that the militants are on a suicide mission and this could be one the reasons why they were refusing to negotiate. [Kolkata put on high alert]
As the security forces launched the operation, gun fire and explosions were heard at the spot. Authorities in Bangladesh say that currently 20 persons are being held hostage and the first priority would be to pull them out safe. [Dhaka strike: The writing was on the wall]
Most of the hostages in the buildings are foreigners and it appears that this was a well planned operation. The restaurant a popular joint was targeted as it houses a large number of foreigners. Targeting foreigners always gives terrorist groups the large amount of publicity that they thrive on.