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Slain 6 Japanese Metrorail officials: Obaidul

03 July,2016

RTNN News Desk: Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader has said, six Japanese citizens, who were killed in terrorist attack in city's Gulshan café, were in Dhaka for Metrorail project work.

The minister said this while monitoring activities of the vigilance teams and BRTA mobile court in the Syadabad Bus terminal on Sunday.

The militant attack on the Gulshan’s restaurant was a part of the global terrorism, he noted.

The Japanese government is also aware about it and a team from JICA has already arrived in Dhaka and Bangladesh government will discuss the situation with them, the minister said.

Seven Japanese citizens who were killed in the Gulshan restaurant attack are Ogasawara, Tanaka Hiroshi, Shakai Yuku, Kurusaki Nubuhiri, Okamura Makato, Shimudhuira Rui, and Hashimato Hideiko.

The Japanese government is planning to send a plane to Bangladesh this (Sunday) evening to bring family members of the victims.

Obaidul Quader said that slain Japanese were working in Metrorail project of Bangladesh government.

"Gulshan attack is a part of worldwide terrorism. The Japanese government is also acknowledged with it. JICA delegation has arrived in Dhaka in the morning, " the minister added.

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