Upscale Bangladeshi Cafe under siege
Two Lankans in hospital, Over 20 foreigners hacked to
People carry an injured
man near the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant during an attack by
unidentified gunmen in Dhaka’s high-security diplomatic district
The two Sri Lankan hostages rescued from the upscale Bangladeshi Cafe
which was under siege by heavily armed men on Friday night, have been
admitted to a military hospital for treatment for severe trauma, the
acting Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Bangladesh Sesath Thambugala told
the Sunday Observer.
Speaking on the phone from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka the acting
High Commissioner said the two Sri Lankans were businessmen who had been
living in Bangladesh for sometime. Their identities have been withheld
for security reasons.
“They are under severe trauma, after the tragic experience,” she said
adding that the Sri Lankan government was extremely grateful for the
prompt action by the Bangladeshi Forces to save the hostages.