The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were killed. The dramatic, 10-hour hostage crisis that gripped the Bangladesh’s diplomatic zone ended Saturday morning with at least 28 dead,

including six of the attackers, as commandos raided the popular restaurant where heavily armed attackers were holding dozens of foreigners and Bangladeshis prisoner while hurling bombs and engaging in a gunbattle with security forces. READ MORE