• Friday, March 24, 2023


Bangladesh attack cafe thrives a year on, but fears persist

Employees stand inside the newly reopened Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

As the chatter of customers and the smell of warm bread fill the Holey Artisan Bakery it is easy to forget the scenes of horror that unfolded at the upscale Dhaka cafe. But a year on the impact of the deadly siege is still being felt. Five young men armed with guns and knives stormed the cafe on July 1, taking dozens hostage and killing 22 people. Most of the victims were foreigners, and many were brutally hacked to death. A year later the bakery, which has reopened in a new location, throngs with customers hungry for its famous breads, cookies and pastries.…

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