Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday announced a two-day national mourning for the victims of the country’s worst ever hostage crisis .
At least 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, were found dead inside an upscale Dhaka cafe after commandos neutralised six gunmen to put an end to an overnight siege, bdnews24.com.
In a live television broadcast, she said the country stood “committed and determined” to uphold its freedom
“What do you want to achieve by killing innocents? Islam is a religion of peace. Do not taint our religion with your hateful acts,” Hasina
Hasina remembered the two policemen who were killed after the attackers, who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, threw grenades at them in an early exchange of gunfire when the siege had begun.