PM pays homage to Gulshan terrorist attack victims

PM pays homage to Gulshan terrorist attack victims

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Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid homage to Gulshan attack victims at Army Stadium in Banani in the capital.
The Prime Minister paid tributes by placing wreaths on the coffins of the victims at 10:03am.The bodies of the victims, who were killed in the barbaric attack by armed terrorists during their 12-hour siege to Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan-2 area of the capital from Friday evening to Saturday morning, were kept at the Army Stadium from 10 am to 12 at noon to facilitate the people of all strata for paying homage to them.
Twenty hostages — 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, two senior police officers — Banani Police Station officer-in-charge Salauddin Ahmed Khan and Detective Branch assistant commissioner Robiul Islam — were killed when they tried to rescue the hostages.
OC Salauddin was laid to eternal rests at Banani Graveyard in Dhaka, while AC Robiul was buried at his village home in Manikganj.
Earlier at 10:10pm on Sunday, a special aircraft, usually used by Japanese Prime Minister and royal families, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport carrying 18 relatives of seven Japanese victims.
Among the seven Japanese victims, five are males and two females.
Japanese Senior Vice Foreign Minister Seiji Kihara is coordinating the processes with the government of Bangladesh.
The special Japanese aircraft is staying at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to fly back to Tokyo with the bodies and their family members.
A special aircraft from Rome also landed at the airport last night to take back the bodies of nine Italian citizens who were killed in the terrorist attack on Friday.

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