AMN / DHAKA
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the mourning in her address to the nation last evening.
The state mourning is observing on July 3 and 4.
The National flag has been hoisted at half-mast, people wore black badges and prayers are being offered in mosques, temples, churches and all other places of worship.
Describing the terrorist attack on a Spanish restaurant in Gulshan as “very unfortunate”, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the roots of the culprits who provided arms and explosives to the terrorists would be tracked down.
“We must find out the roots of the culprits who gave arms and explosives to the terrorists for committing the barbaric attack on the restaurant,” she said.
The Prime Minister came up with the assertion when Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara called on her at her official Ganobhaban residence here this morning.
After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.
The Premier said the terrorists earlier carried out secret killings, and the priests, fathers and monks were their target. “Many of the terrorists involved in the crimes were arrested,” she said.
The Prime Minister and the Japanese state minister agreed that Bangladesh and Japan would fight terrorism unitedly.
In this connection, Sheikh Hasina mentioned the terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, Japan and India.
The Prime Minister said the bodies of the Japanese nationals who were killed in the Gulshan attack would be handed over to the authorities concerned after the autopsy.