Dr. Sebastian Gorka reacted this afternoon to a terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where several gunmen stormed a restaurant in a diplomatic zone of the capital and took dozens of hostages. 

The armed attackers, as many as nine, set off explosions and entered the Holey Artisan Bakery yelling "Allahu Akbar."

The eatery is said to be popular with foreigners, as well as locals. A local official referred to the attackers as "derailed youth."

More than 20 police officers are reportedly injured, with a senior commander killed.

The U.S. State Department said all Americans working at the U.S. mission in the area had been accounted for


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Gorka, an author and counter-terrorism expert, said ISIS is inspiring jihadis all over the world to strike soft targets. 

"The world is on fire," he said, noting that ISIS has been explicitly calling for these types of assaults on large gatherings of unarmed civilians. 

ISIS claimed credit for the operation, according to the SITE terrorism monitoring group. 

Dr. Gorka said that ISIS is increasingly focusing on soft targets, like in Paris, Orlando and San Bernardino, and implored people to stay aware of their surroundings at all times. 

"You are all on the front line of this war. It's not something happening 8,000 miles away in Mesopotamia. You don't have to be wearing a uniform or carrying a gun and a badge. ... You need to be aware of what's going on around you. Don't be walking through life staring at your iPhone and texting," said Gorka.

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