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Dramatic video shows Sydney police raiding cafe to rescue hostages

Police have raided the Sydney cafe where armed gunman Man Haron Monis had held numerous people hostage in a 16-hour crisis. The raid ended the stand-off; it is currently unclear how many people were injured or possibly killed. Here is dramatic video of the raid:

The New South Wales Police have confirmed that the hostage crisis is now over, but have not released any updates about the status of the hostages or the gunman. Emergency workers were seen evacuating several individuals who appeared to be injured, but it is not yet known who they are or whether the injuries were serious.

The video above shows the moment of the raid. Numerous armed police can be seen entering the cafe to the sound of gunfire.

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