Emory University Students Killed by ISIS in Dhaka Attack
Abinta Kabir, a student at Emory University, is from Bangladesh. (BDNews)
Emory University student Abinta Kabir was killed yesterday during the ISIS restaurant siege in Dhaka.
The terrorists stormed the restaurant screaming “Allahu Akbar.”
** Hostages who could cite the Koran were spared.
** ISIS barbarians posted photos of the victims online during the siege.
Twenty hostages were killed during the attack.
Emory University says in an email to employees that one of the Dhaka restaurant attack victims was Abinta Kabir, a student at the school’s campus in Oxford, Georgia. She was visiting family and friends in Bangladesh when she was taken hostage and killed.
University president James Wagner said that Abinta’s mother, with whom he had had contact, was in “unspeakable pain” upon receiving news of the death of her daughter.
“Please, as you are inclined, direct your kindest thoughts and sincerest prayers in her behalf and that of her family,” Wagner wrote…
…Bangladeshi authorities say 20 hostages were killed by the extremists who began the attack Friday night. Paramilitary forces ended the standoff Saturday morning, killing six of the attackers.
UPDATE: A second Emory student, Faraaz Hossain, was also killed in the Islamist attack.
A second Emory student also died, the school said. Faraaz Hossain, from Dhaka, graduated from Emory’s Oxford College this year and was preparing to start at the university’s business school in the fall.