• Sunday, October 02, 2022


Bangladesh marks first anniversary of deadly cafe siege

Tributes to the victims of the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe attacks.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday (1) at the site of one of the worst Islamist attacks in Bangladesh’s history to mark the first anniversary of the deadly attack on an upscale Dhaka cafe. Weeping mourners laid flowers outside the old premises of the Holey Artisan Bakery, the cafe which five young men armed with guns and knives stormed into on July 1, 2016, taking dozens hostage and killing 22 people. Most of the victims were foreigners — mostly Italian and Japanese national — and many were brutally hacked to death. Since then, the lakeside property has been cordoned off first by police and then by the owners — the bakery itself…

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