Seven Japanese Confirmed Dead in Bangladesh Attack

By Reuters
July 03,2016
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Police gather after gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan restaurant and took hostages early on Saturday, in Dhaka, Bangladesh in this still frame taken from live video July 2, 2016. REUTERS/REUTERS TV

TOKYO (Reuters) - Seven Japanese citizens have been confirmed dead in the attack by Islamist militants in Bangladesh's capital, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Saturday.

Militants killed 20 people inside an upmarket restaurant in Dhaka before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12-hour standoff.

 

 

 

 

(Reporting by Chris Gallagher and Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Mark Potter)