3 US College Students Among Dead in Bangladesh Attack

They were students at Emory University and UC Berkeley
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2016 10:50 AM CDT
3 US College Students Among Dead in Bangladesh Attack
A relative tries to console Semin Rahman, whose son is missing after militants took hostages in a restaurant popular with foreigners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.   (AP Photo)

Among the 20 hostages killed in the attack on a cafe in Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka were three students attending college in the US, CNN reports. Abinta Kabir of Miami was a sophomore at Georgia's Emory University. She was visiting friends and family in Dhaka. Faraaz Hossain is from Dhaka and was a junior at Emory University. According to the AP, he was going to start business school in the fall. "The Emory community mourns this tragic and senseless loss of two members of our university family," the university states. "Our thoughts and prayers go out on behalf of Faraaz and Abinta and their families and friends for strength and peace at this unspeakably sad time."

Nineteen-year-old Tarushi Jain was also killed in the attack. She was an Indian citizen attending UC Berkeley and had gone to high school at the American International School of Dhaka, NBC News reports. ISIS is claiming responsibility for the incident in which six people stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, killing 20 hostages during a 10-hour standoff that ended Saturday morning. Some of the victims were reportedly beheaded. (More Bangladesh stories.)

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