Three Bangladeshis reportedly killed in Dhaka cafe attack

  • IANS, Dhaka
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2016 20:39 IST
Bangladeshi security officers cordon off an area after heavily armed militants attacked a restaurant in Bangladesh's diplomatic zone on Friday night. (AP)

At least three Bangladeshi nationals were reportedly among the 20 hostages killed by terrorists who attacked a cafe popular with foreign nationals.

Transcom boss Latifur Rahman’s daughter Simeen Hossain’s youngest son, Faraaz Hossain was killed in the attack, reported.

Another victim Ishrat Akhond, a former head of a Dhaka art gallery, who worked in different companies as a marketing professional was also killed in the attack.

The third victim has been identified as Abinta Kabir, 20, whose father is the son of Manzur and Nilu Murshed of Lavender, a super store in Gulshan.

Faraaz had driven to the Holey Artisan Bakery located inside Dhaka’s diplomatic zone on Friday evening before seven heavily armed attackers stormed it taking the diners hostage.

“He was the youngest among two brothers, he was a lively youth. He was working as an intern at Transcom group,” Syed Md Tahnun Ishtiaque Riyadh, a marketing official for the conglomerate said.

Akhond, Human Resources Director at ZXY International FZCO, was also arts provocateur at the Institute of Asian Creatives. She was formerly a marketing director at Westin Hotels and a manager at Grameenphone.

Islamic State (IS) militants also killed an Indian with sharp weapons before security forces rescued 13 hostages and gunned down six terrorists on Saturday morning, ending an overnight siege.

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