A group of gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, a cafe popular with foreigners in the upscale Gulshan diplomatic area and took about 40 people hostage at about 9pm local time on July 1. The attack left 20 hostages and two policemen dead.
A 12-hour standoff then ensued which ended when Bangladesh security forces stormed the cafe, killing six attackers and capturing a suspected terrorist.
"No sane person and no religion can tolerate such a horrendous massacre. Good Muslims now need to take strong stance to save Islam from the grip of terrorism," said Bishop Gervas Rozario, chairman of the Catholic bishops' Justice and Peace Commission.
(ucanews.com photos by Stephan Uttom)