Thursday, December 7

Nation mourning for slain Gulshan hostages



The nation on Sunday started observing the two-day mourning in commemoration of those killed during the hostage standoff at a café at the city’s Gulshan after it came under a terror attack on Friday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday made the declaration for observing the two-day national mourning in her televised address to the nation in the wake of the grisly attack on the Spanish eatery in the country’s diplomatic zone, reports unb.

Security forces on Saturday recovered the bodies of 20 foreign nationals launching a commando operation at the restaurant when six attackers and two policemen were also killed after terrorists held hostage a good number of people in it.

Thirteen people, including a Japanese citizen and two Sri Lankan nationals, were rescued during the drive.

Four pistols, one AK 22, four unexploded IID, one walk-ie-talk-ie and some locally made sharp weapons were recovered from the restaurant during the operation.