At least 20 people were killed and 13 hostages were rescued from an upscale restaurant in the heart of Dhaka after over a 10-hour long siege by heavily-armed terrorists. Six gunmen were also killed and one was captured alive in a dawn raid today, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.
Celebrities, including actors Soha Ali Khan, Rahul Bose, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, have tweeted:
My thoughts, prayers are with the people of #Dhaka.Terrorists falsely invoke religion to spread fear anger and division Don't let them win.— soha ali khan (@sakpataudi) July 2, 2016
#DhakaAttack Prayers.— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 2, 2016
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina condemned the terror attack and said in a televised speech: "It was an extremely heinous act. What kind of Muslims are these people? They don't have any religion."