15/12/2014 11:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Gunman Among Two Killed As Sydney Cafe Siege Ends

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An injured hostage is carried out of a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 16, 2014. Police stormed the Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag, television footage showed early December 16. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

(Reuters) - The gunman who held an unknown number of hostages in a Sydney cafe was one of two people killed in the siege that ended when police stormed the building, Sky News reported on Tuesday.

Heavily armed officers stormed the Lindt cafe in central Sydney in the early hours of Tuesday after a 16 hour stand-off, throwing flash grenades and firing heavily.

New South Wales police declined to comment on the report.

(Reporting by Lincoln Feast; Editing by Mike Collett-White)

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