Gunfighting at Dhaka restaurant ends, commandos still inside: police

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Posted: Jul 01, 2016 1:03 PM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Gunfighting at a besieged restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital ended on Saturday and between eight and ten hostages were rescued by commandos who were still inside the building, a police official said.

Gunmen attacked the restaurant in the diplomatic area of Dhaka late on Friday and took about 20 hostages, including foreigners, before police stormed the building to free those stuck inside.

The number of gunmen and hostages still in the restaurant was not clear, Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, a deputy director at the Rapid Action Battalion force, told Reuters.

(Writing by Tommy Wilkes; Editing by Nick Macfie)