Dhaka attack has pained us beyond words: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Dhaka attack has "pained us beyond words" as he spoke to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, conveying that India stands firmly with the country in this hour of grief.

"The attack in Dhaka has pained us beyond words," he tweeted about the terror strike at a restaurant popular with foreigners in which 24 people were killed during over 12-hour hostage situation.

Modi said he spoke to Hasina and "strongly condemned the despicable attack".

In a series of tweets, he said, "India stands firmly with our sisters & brothers of Bangladesh in this hour of grief.. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured recover quickly."

The Islamic State terrorists struck at the restaurant located in high-security diplomatic area on Friday night and the hostage crisis ended on Saturday morning with army commandos storming the place and killing all the six attackers.

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Updated Date: Jul 02, 2016 17:51:27 IST

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