'Senseless terrorist attack': Pakistan condemns Dhaka hostage crisis

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday condemned the terror attack on a Holey Artisan Bakery in the Bangladeshi capital that left at least two senior police officers dead and 40 people injured, terming it as "senseless terrorist attack".

Police gather after gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan restaurant and took hostages early on Saturday in Dhaka. Reuters

Police gather after gunmen attacked the Holey Artisan restaurant and took hostages early on Saturday in Dhaka. Reuters

"Pakistan condemns the senseless terrorist attack in Dhaka that has led to the loss of precious lives and injuries to many innocent people," Foreign Office said in a statement.

It said the government and the people of Pakistan extend their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the brotherly people and government of Bangladesh over the loss of innocent lives and wish the injured early recovery.

"Pakistan stands in solidarity with the brotherly people of Bangladesh and is confident that the Government of Bangladesh will effectively counter this cowardly attack," it said.

Pakistan also reiterated its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.


Updated Date: Jul 02, 2016 11:33 AM

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