Grief Pours Out After Dhaka Attack

BenarNews Staff
2016.07.04
Dhaka
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School girls carry a floral arrangement to pay their respects at a road block in Dhaka near the cafe where terrorists murdered 20 hostages, July 4, 2016. AFP

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Men take part in a funeral for a victim of the bloody attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, July 4, 2016. AFP

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Relatives and friends of two victims of the terror attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan-2 diplomatic quarter mourn during their funeral in Dhaka, July 4, 2016. AFP

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A picture of Indian teenager Tarishi Jain, slain by terrorists at a café in Dhaka, is displayed prior to her funeral in Gurgaon, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of New Delhi, July 4, 2016. AFP

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Relatives of slain Indian teenager Tarishi Jain carry her body for her last rituals in Gurgaon, India, July 4, 2016. AFP

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Relatives of slain Indian teenager Tarishi Jain mourn during her funeral in Gurgaon, India, July 4, 2016. AFP

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Activists in Kolkata, India, hold a candlelight vigil to protest the terror attack in neighboring Bangladesh, July 3, 2016. AFP

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Bangladeshis hold candles in memory of victims killed in the terror attack in Dhaka, July 3, 2016. AFP

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina places a floral tribute to the victims of the terror attack during a memorial service in Dhaka, July 4, 2016. (AFP)

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The parents of Simona Monti, one of nine Italians killed in the Bangladesh attack, cry on her coffin at the Ciampino military airbase, near Rome, July 5, 2016. (AFP)

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Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida places flowers on a coffin of one of seven Japanese nationals killed in the terrorist attack in Bangladesh, at Haneda Airport, July 5, 2016. (AFP)

Updated at 3:10 p.m. ET on 2016-07-06

Funerals for victims of the July 1 and 2 terror attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka began Monday after Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led a memorial service and released the bodies of the dead to families in Bangladesh and three other countries.

The death toll included 20 hostages hacked to death inside the cafe and two senior police officers who rushed to the scene after armed men stormed into the restaurant on Friday evening, July 1.

Six of the seven alleged assailants were killed when Bangladeshi army commanders stormed the restaurant about 10 hours later, rescuing 13 people still trapped inside.

The attackers reportedly separated Muslims from non-Muslims before slaughtering the latter, according to survivor accounts.

The dead hostages included nine Italians, seven Japanese, an Indian national, a U.S. citizen and two Bangladeshis, according to Inter-Service Public Relations, the publicity wing of the Bangladesh Armed Forces.

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