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Bangladesh Attack: Students Who Attended Emory, UC Berkeley Among Victims

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Twenty people, including a U.S. citizen, were killed and 13 others were rescued in an attack by suspected Islamist militants at an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, NBC News reported.

Six of the attackers who stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery late Friday, shouting "Allah Akbar," were also killed and one was arrested after the hours-long siege, Army Brigadier General Naim Asraf Chowdhury said at news conference Saturday.

Abinta Kabir, a sophomore at Emory University's Oxford, Georgia, campus, died in the attack, the school said in a statement. Kabir, who lived in Miami, was in Dhaka visiting family and friends. The State Department confirmed Saturday that an American citizen was among the dead but did not say whether it was Kabir. 

A graduate of Emory's Oxford College, Faraaz Hossain, from Dhaka, was also killed. 


Tarushi Jain, a 19-year-old Indian student attending the University of California, Berkeley, was also among the hostages killed.

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