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Dhaka attack: PM Hasina to pay homage to victims tomorrow


Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will on Monday pay homage to the victims of the Gulshan attack at the Army Stadium in Banani in Dhaka.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would pay tributes to the victims of Gulshan attack by placing wreaths on their coffins at the Army Stadium at 10:00am,” the Daily Star quoted Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim as saying.

Karim said that later the bodies of the victims, killed in the barbaric attack, would be kept at the Army Stadium from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to facilitate the people of all strata for paying homage to them.

The 12-hour-long hostage crisis ended after a two-hour long assault by armed forces’ commandos killing six gunmen yesterday morning and capturing one alive.

Nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi American and two Bangladeshis were killed in the terror attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan on Friday night.

Besides 20 people, two senior police officers-Banani Police Station officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam were killed while trying to rescue the hostages.

While Salauddin was laid to eternal rest at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka, Robiul was buried at her village home in Manikganj. (ANI)

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