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Three US College Students Among Those Killed In Bangladesh Terror Attack

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Three U.S. college students were among those killed in Bangladesh after a terror attack at an artisan bakery in Dhaka’s diplomatic district late Friday.

Islamic State gunmen stormed the bakery and reportedly singled out foreigners who could not recite the Islamic Koran.

Emory University confirmed two of their students, Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain, were among the victims. Kabir was a rising sophomore who was visiting family and friends when she was taken hostage and killed. Faraaz was a junior from Dhaka who graduated from Emory’s Oxford College and was attending its Goizueta Business School.

The University of California, Berkeley confirmed that 19-year-old student Tarishi Jain was also killed. Jain graduated from the American International School in Dhaka before attending UC Berkeley in 2015 to major in economics.

ISIS gunmen stormed the restaurant and killed 20 hostages before the siege ended nearly 12 hours later. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on its official channel, Amaq News Agency.

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