7 Japanese involved in Dhaka attack confirmed dead: govt

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Tokyo, July 2:  Seven Japanese nationals involved in a hostage attack in Bangladesh have been confirmed dead, Japan's government said late on Saturday.

"Embassy officials confirmed that seven Japanese were included in the bodies sent to hospital by the Bangladesh government," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference in Tokyo.

Dhaka attack: 7 Japanese nationals dead

Gunmen attacked a cafe in Dhaka and took hostages on late on Friday night. However, by the end of the siege, 20 hostages were dead and six terrorists were killed by security officials.

PTI

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