Bangladesh marks first anniversary of Dhaka terror attack which killed 20 people

Dhaka: Bangladesh is commemorating the first anniversary of the nation's worst terror attack by Islamist militants with promises to continue to fight the menace.

Bangladeshis pay their respects to victims on the first anniversary of the deadly hostage crisis at the upscale Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka. AP

Bangladeshis pay their respects to victims on the first anniversary of the deadly hostage crisis at the upscale Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka. AP

Foreign delegates, activists and family members vowed on Saturday to tackle Islamic militancy in the country, visiting the Holey Artisan Bakery, the site of last year's attack.

In the 1 July, 2016 attack, a group of five militants targeted the cafe in Dhaka and killed 20 hostages, including 17 foreigners.

On Saturday, some relatives cried while people placed wreaths to remember the victims of the attack.

Since the attack, authorities have captured and killed dozens of suspects.


Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 16:47 PM

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