Washington: Praying for the safety of those taken hostage by terrorists in Dhaka, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday said people will never succumb to fear and hate.
"Praying for the safety of the hostages in Bangladesh," Clinton tweeted.
Praying for the safety of the hostages in Bangladesh. To the terrorists: We will never succumb to fear and hate. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 2, 2016
"To the terrorists: We will never succumb to fear and hate," she said.
As Secretary of State, Clinton had visited Bangladesh in May 2012 and had a signed memorandum of understanding with her counterpart to create the US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue.
The fifth edition of the annual dialogue was held in Washington DC last week.
Suspected Islamic State terrorists last night stormed a restaurant in Dhaka's Gulshan diplomatic area and took hostage at least 20 people including foreigners, triggering a fierce gun battle with Bangladesh security forces in which two policemen were killed and 30 injured.