Dhaka, Bangladesh – In the capital of Bangladesh 20 people died from an armed attack in the Holy Artisan Bakery. The attackers entered late on Friday night and almost twelve hours later did troops storm in and stop more killings.
The attack started just at the time people would break their fast for the day during the month of Ramadan. The attackers tortured everyone who could not recite the Quran and only gave overnight food to those who were of Bangladeshi nationality. Witnesses who lived nearby said that they ‘heard gunfire open, it continued for about 10 minutes — very loud, rapid gunfire, multiple explosions’ and that when the gunmen entered the cafe they shouted “Allahu Akbar” meaning “God is Great”.
Out of the twenty killed, nine were Italians who were named by the Italian Embassy as Cristian Rossi; Marco Tondat; Nadia Benedetti; Adele Puglisi; Simona Monti; Claudia Maria D’Antona; Vincenzo D’Allestro; Maria Rivoli and Claudio Cappelli. Seven victims were Japanese, their names are not released as of now. Three Bangladeshi, named as Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain and Abinta Kabi and Ishrat Akhond. Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain and Abinta Kabi study at Emory University in America. It is believed, that Abinta Kabi is also be a U.S citizen. The Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, has named Tarishi Jain, who studied at The University of California, Berkeley. Two police officers also died and at least 20 were injured.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for this attack and warns India for future attacks on the west and the east.