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12:00 AM, July 03, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:43 AM, July 03, 2016

TIMELINE

Friday Night attack



8:45pm

7-8 gunmen, aged between 20 and 28, storm Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's Gulshan diplomatic zone

9: 10pm

They opened fire and hold 30 to 32 people, mostly foreigners, hostage



9:50pm

Police and Rab cordon off the area

10:30pm

Two police officials, injured in the intermittent firing by the gunmen from inside the cafe, die

11:00pm

Attackers are said to have turned off lights at the restaurant

11:30pm

Rab DG Benazir Ahmed requests TV channels to stop live telecast

 

Early Saturday developments



1:30am

IS claims responsibility for the attack, claimed SITE Intelligence

4:00am

Police detain a youth, who was shot in the leg while trying to escape

4:20am

Italian state TV claims 7 Italians among the hostages

 

Early Saturday developments

5:00am

Commandoes of army, navy, air force, police, BGB, Rab and Swat prepare to begin massive operation

7:40am

Security forces begin “Operation Thunderbolt” and barge in the restaurant

7:48am

Heavy firing and explosions

8:15am

In the first phase of the operation, six, including women and children, were rescued alive

8:30am

Operation ends successfully

8:55am

Commando forces take control of the building. A search operation begins 

9:15am

The hostage standoff ends almost after 12 hours

12:45pm

ISPR briefs media about the operation. 20 people are found dead inside the restaurant. Six attackers killed, one arrested, and 13 hostages rescued

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