A hostage situation in the capital of Bangladesh has ended with a tragic result. 20 hostages, most of them foreigners were murdered by thugs claiming allegiance to ISIS.
And unfortunately, a few Americans were victims.
At least 11 of the 20 hostages who were killed in an hours-long attack at a cafe in Bangladesh’s capital over the weekend have been publicly identified.
At least nine of the dead were Italian nationals, Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Saturday.
The nine, according to the Italian foreign ministry, were: Adele Puglisi; Marco Tondat; Claudia Maria D’Antona; Nadia Benedetti; Vincenzo D’Allestro; Maria Rivoli; Cristian Rossi; Claudio Cappelli; and Simona Monti.
At least two others were college students in the United States.
One was Indian citizen Tarushi Jain, 19, who was studying at the University of California at Berkeley, according to India’s minister of external affairs, Sushma Swaraj.
The other was Abinta Kabir, of Miami, Florida, who was a student at Emory University’s campus in Oxford, Georgia, the school said.
ISIS is spreading its influence and terror. We have to get serious about destroying this threat!
When will we get serious about tackling ISIS?