Many countries including India on Saturday condemned the deadly attack on a Dhaka café that left at least 17 foreigners and five Bangladeshis, including two policemen, killed on Friday.
Condemning the attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a united world against terrorism, he took to twitter and tweeted:
“The attack in Dhaka has pained us beyond words. I spoke to PM Sheikh Hasina & strongly condemned the despicable attack.”
“My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured recover quickly, India stands firmly with our sisters & brothers of Bangladesh in this hour of grief,” he added.
Here are reactions from other nations:
British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire took to Twitter to express his shocks. “Utterly condemn appalling and senseless #BangladeshAttack,” he tweeted.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a statement said: “Our prayers, our thoughts and our tears unite with the teasers of the Dhaka families, particularly with the Italian family.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: “Once more conscienceless terrorists struck with sheer brutality and forced numerous human beings to die with them. I condemn this horrid attack in the strongest possible terms.”He added that Islamist terrorism constitutes a threat to the entire world and that the international community must oppose that terror in unity.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said this is “a clarion call” for the world to unite against the scourge of terrorism.
According to reports, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe phoned his Bangladesh counterpart and pledged to be at Bangladesh’s side in the battle against terrorism.