Three U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack

Three U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack

Three university students in the United State, including a U.S. citizen and an Indian citizen,were among those killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh, university officials, the Indian government and a source said on Saturday.



“We can confirm that a U.S. citizen was also among those senselessly murdered in this attack,” it said in a statement. The White House condemned the attack in the country’s capital Dhaka, which it said resulted in as many as 20 deaths, including that of the American

Islamic State claims to be responsible for one of the most brazen attacks in the South Asian nation’s history, killing more than a dozen foreigners at a restaurant before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12-hour standoff on Saturday.
A State Department official said the department was not aware that any more U.S. citizens had been among the hostages.
Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, said two of its students were killed and an Indian government official said an Indian citizen who was a student at the University of California at Berkeley was among the dead.
“The Emory community mourns this tragic and senseless loss,” the university said in a statement. Undergraduate Abinta Kabir and Goizueta Business School graduate student Faraaz Hossain were the two victims from Emory, the statement said. Emory said Kabir was from Miami and Hossain was from Dhaka.
A source with knowledge of the situation said that the U.S. citizen confirmed by the State Department was one of the Emory students.
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