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Italy's PM confirms Italians killed in Dhaka carnage

By Ians English

Rome, July 2: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Saturday condemned the terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka as he confirmed that Italians were among the 20 killed by Islamic State gunmen.

Renzi said he would not disclose any more details until the families of the dead are notified, itv news reported.

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Italians killed in Dhaka: Italian PM

"Facing the tragedy of radical Islam, Italy is united and will not back-track in the face of the madness of those who want to destroy the life we live everyday," Renzi is quoted as telling a news conference in Rome.

According to reports, eight Italians were among those killed in the Holey Artisan cafe in the Bangladeshi capital.

Islamic State (IS) militants slaughtered at least 20 foreigners, including an Indian girl, with sharp weapons before security forces rescued 13 hostages and gunned down six terrorists on Saturday morning, ending a long drawn-out overnight siege.


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