Japan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs says he will do all he can to send the remains of 7 Japanese people killed in last week’s militant attack in Bangladesh back to Japan soon.
Gunmen stormed into a restaurant in Dhaka on Friday. They killed 20 hostages, including the 7 Japanese, and 2 police officers.
Seiji Kihara spoke to reporters after meeting the Japanese victims’ families in the Bangladeshi capital.
The families arrived there on late Sunday to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones.
Kihara also referred to Tamaoki Watanabe, who was wounded in the incident. He quoted Watanabe’s doctor as saying he is in a stable condition and recovering.
Kihara said he will prepare for Watanabe’s return to Japan based on his family’s wishes.
Bangladeshi media quoted local authorities as saying one of the attackers may have worked at the restaurant.
Source and image: NHK