The bodies of seven Japanese victims of the Bangladesh restaurant attack arrive back in Tokyo. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Dhaka attack: bodies of Japanese victims arrive home
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The bodies of seven Japanese nationals killed in an attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital last week arrived at Japan’s Haneda Airport on Tuesday (July 5).
With the caskets covered in white sheets to signify mourning in Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and various officials, including the Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Rabab Fatima and the Japanese envoy to Bangladesh Seiji Kihara, laid flowers beside the coffins at the airport.
Another Japanese national who was shot but survived arrived earlier in a private plane and was hospitalised. Japanese media reported he was anaesthetised after being shot in the face but in stable condition.
The seven Japanese were among 20 victims killed when gunmen stormed a cafe in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone late on Friday (July 1) in an assault claimed by Islamic State. Nine Italians, three Bangladeshis, one Indian and one American were also killed in the siege which lasted through Saturday (July 2).
It was one of the deadliest militant attacks to date in Bangladesh, where Islamic State and al Qaeda have claimed a series of killings of liberals and religious minorities in the last year while the government says they were carried out by local groups.