DEVELOPING: A group of up to nine attackers set off bombs and took hostages while shouting "Allahu Akbar" inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh's capital, local media reported Friday.
ISIS' Amaq News Agency later reported that ISIS fighters carried out the attack.
Bangladesh TV stations reported that the attackers entered the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan area around 9:20 p.m. Friday and were holding customers and staff hostage.
Reports of shooting and hostage situation in Gulshan 2, Dhaka. Please shelter in place and monitor news.— U.S. Embassy Dhaka (@usembassydhaka) July 1, 2016
There was no immediate casualty count. However, police told the Associated Press two officers were killed by the attackers.
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