Dhaka attack: Seven Japanese citizens missing, one hostage rescued

  • AP, Dhaka
  • Updated: Jul 03, 2016 13:28 IST
Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda. (REUTERS)

A Japanese government spokesman says a Japanese hostage has been rescued but seven others unaccounted for in the restaurant attack in Bangladesh.

Deputy chief cabinet secretary Koichi Hagiuda said Saturday that the eight were together at the restaurant during the attack.

Hagiuda says the Japanese man who was rescued was shot and is still being treated. He declined to give specifics about the hostage’s condition but said he is able to talk.

He says the eight people were from different companies involved in the same project led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

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