President Abdul Hamid today strongly condemned the terrorist incident in Dhaka’s Gulshan area.
“The President thanked the joint forces for their praiseworthy role to end the hostage crisis,” President’s Press Secretary told BSS.
Abdul Hamid expressed sorrow at the incident of the causalities left during the hostage crisis. He expressed deep shock at the death of hostages and two police officials who were discharging duties to end the hostage crisis.
The President prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the members of the bereaved family. He also wished early recovery of the injured people.
He thanked the members of joint forces participated in the joint operation to end the hostage crisis and hoped that the law-enforcement agencies would be able to play proper role in any national need in the future.
The Bangladesh President, who is now in Bhutan on a four-day state visit at the invitation of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, had a discussion with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the issue and thanked her for quick steps to end the crisis.
A group of gunmen attacked Holey Artisan Bakery in the diplomatic area at Gulshan late on Friday and had been holding people hostage, including foreigners, before joint forces poured into the building to end the crisis.