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Dhaka attack: 19-year-old Indian girl among 20 hostages killed, PM Modi phones Sheikh Hasina

By Deepak Nagpal | By Kamna Arora | Last Updated: Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:25
Zee Media Bureau

Dhaka: Armed militants killed 20 civilians after taking them hostage in a Bangladesh cafe overnight and many of the victims were hacked to death, an Army spokesman said on Saturday. Thirteen survivors were also rescued at the end of the siege in an upmarket neighbourhood of the capital Dhaka, including three foreigners. Officials had earlier said that six gunmen were killed.

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16:25 PM

The Indian girl who died in Dhaka was 19 years old.

16:24 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephones his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and condemns the despicable attack in Dhaka.

15:48 PM

India's Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj confirms the death of an Indian girl in Dhaka.

13:17 PM

Thirteen survivors were also rescued at the end of the siege in an upmarket neighbourhood of the capital Dhaka, including three foreigners. "Three of those who were rescued were foreigners, including one Japanese and two Sri Lankans," says Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury.

13:15 PM

"We`ve recovered 20 bodies. Most them had been brutally hacked to death with sharp weapons," Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury tells reporters in Dhaka, without giving the nationality of the victims.

13:10 PM

20 civilians and six militants killed in Dhaka cafe siege, say Bangladeshi Army officials. The dead include foreigners.

11:16 AM

"It was an extremely heinous act. What kind of Muslims are these people? They don`t have any religion," the Bangladesh PM says in a televised speech. "People must resist these terrorists. My government is determined to root out terrorism and militancy from Bangladesh."

11:15 AM

Bangladesh is determined to fight terror, says PM Sheikh Hasina. She further hails all security agencies for their prompt response to the hijack situation.

11:12 AM

Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina confirms that 13 hostages have been rescued. In a television broadcast, Hasina adds six gunmen have also been killed and one has been captured alive in a dawn raid on the cafe by Bangladeshi commandos.

Also Read: Hasina vows to root out terrorism after Dhaka siege

First Published: Saturday, July 2, 2016 - 16:29
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