Emory University says terrorist attack in Bangladesh kills two students

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 2, 2016
Main Quad on Emory University's primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Main Quad on Emory University’s primary Druid Hills Campus, including the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the right. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

Emory University says two of its students are among the more than 20 victims in a terrorist attack in Bangladesh that ended early Saturday, July 2.

According to the Associated Press, the attack occurred in Dhaka when the terrorists stormed a bakery. The AP says hostages were told to recite the Quran and killed hostages who didn’t.

Emory University identified the two students killed in the attack as Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain. Kabir was from Miami and was a rising sophomore at Emory’s Oxford College. Hossain graduated from Oxford College and was a student at Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

“The Emory community mourns this tragic and senseless loss of two members of our university family,” the university said in a press release. “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. In the wake of this terrible loss, the university is offering support to members of our community through counseling services.”

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