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Dhaka shooting: Hostage situation as gunmen battle police watch

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/01/as...ing/index.html

    Armed attackers are holding as many as 20 hostages at a cafe in a diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital. A gunbattle with police left at least one officer dead.As police exchanged fire with the gunmen, the attackers threw explosives at officers, a source at the scene said.

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    The attack comes on the same day a Hindu priest was hacked to death at his temple in Bangladesh's southwestern district of Jhenaidah early Friday, police said.
    That incident was the latest in a wave of murders across Bangladesh of secular bloggers, academics and religious minorities such as Hindus, Christians, Buddhists and Sufi Muslims -- despite a nationwide government crackdown and the arrest of more than 14,000 people.
    The government launched an anti-militant drive across the Muslim-majority nation last month to stamp out the murders, but many of those detained are believed to be ordinary criminals and not Islamic extremists.
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    Another source for those that don't like CNN

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-ba...-idUSKCN0ZH5HE

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-36687616
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    Is it too early to assume the religion of the attackers?
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    I'm so worried

    A very close friend of mine lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh and frequently visits that area...
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Is it too early to assume the religion of the attackers?
    From the BBC article:

    "So-called Islamic State has said it carried out the attack."

    "Media reports quoted witnesses as saying that "Allahu Akbar", meaning "God is greatest", was heard as the attack took place."
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Is it too early to assume the religion of the attackers?
    Why do you care?
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Why do you care?
    Wanted to see if it was something other than the usual suspects.
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    (Original post by physicsphysics91)
    Wanted to see if it was something other than the usual suspects.
    Why does it matter to you what religion the attackers believe in? And who are the 'usual suspects'?
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Why does it matter to you what religion the attackers believe in? And who are the 'usual suspects'?
    Clearly the implication was islamic terrorism specifically [Which it is].
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)
    Clearly the implication was islamic terrorism specifically [Which it is].
    Extremist terrorism more like. Not 'Islamic' in any way, shape or form.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Extremist terrorism more like. Not 'Islamic' in any way, shape or form.
    Well BBC is saying it was done by IS, so while you may not affiliate them with Islam, their actions are motivated by Islam, or at least they claim. It's still extremism, Islamic extremism.
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    Horrible, even worse is how it wont even make headlines as Bangladesh is on that side of the scale of countries to care about when sickening terrorism like this strikes.
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    (Original post by Craig1998)
    Horrible, even worse is how it wont even make headlines as Bangladesh is on that side of the scale of countries to care about when sickening terrorism like this strikes.


    incorrect.
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    (Original post by 34908seikj)


    incorrect.
    I'm sorry but I thought it was implied that it wouldn't make headlines in the UK or in Western Media. The events in Brussels months ago were covered extensively, but whenever there is a terrorist attack in Iraq or Syria or wherever (there were >10 reported yesterday worldwide), it gets no headlines or anything like that.
 
 
 
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