20 killed in Bangladesh hostage bloodbath

Bangladeshi army soldiers patrol a street during a rescue operation at a Dhaka restaurantBangladesh’s prime minister implored Islamist extremists to stop killing in the name of religion Saturday after 20 hostages were slaughtered at the start of the Eid holiday in a restaurant packed with foreigners. A US citizen and a 19-year-old Indian who was studying in California were also among the dead. As the Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the bloodbath in the capital Dhaka, survivors told of how the hostage-takers separated locals from foreigners before embarking on a killing spree.

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