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Security Forces Respond to Hostage Crisis in Bangladesh
Gunmen stormed a restaurant in Dhaka, took hostages and engaged security forces in a gunbattle, killing at least four officers, on Friday.
Bangladeshi soldiers come out of the area housing the restaurant where heavily armed militants attacked security forces. Bangladeshi police launched an operation to free dozens of hostages in the early morning. All of the attackers were killed in the raid.
An injured Bangladeshi policeman is assisted after an attack.
A wounded man is helped near the scene of the attack.
Bangladeshi security forces stand guard as they seal off the streets on July 1. The law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with the gunmen.
An relative of a person taken hostage talks to journalists.
An injured police officer sits in a car after suffering wounds from a crude bomb blasted by suspected attackers.
The perimeter of the hostage scene is cordoned off.
A Bangladeshi security officer stands guard in the early hours of July 2.