Anil Kumble condemns terrorist attack in Dhaka

Anil Kumble condemns terrorist attack in Dhaka

Anil Kumble
Former Indian captain and current Indian head coach Anil Kumble. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Team India coach Anil Kumble has condemned the Holey Artisan Bakery café terrorist attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Kumble felt disgusted with the act and termed the attackers as ‘senseless.’

The newly appointed coach is currently with Team India at the National Cricket Academy, Bangalore. The team is undergoing a preparatory camp as a part of the preparation for the upcoming West Indies tour July. This will Kumble’s first assignment as coach.

The Indian team will tour to West Indies in July and August, where they are scheduled to play four Tests. The seven-week long tour will have four Tests and two practice matches. The Tests will be played in Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Talking about the siege which shook Dhaka early morning today, Gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in Dhaka late on Friday before troops entered almost 12 hours later. Six of the attackers were also killed and one was arrested, a government spokesman said. The attack was claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS).

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The victims of the attack were mainly foreigners. At least twenty foreigners were brutally murdered with sharp weapons by militants inside the popular restaurant situated in the high-security diplomatic zone where expatriates were present.

Elite commandos then took the matter under control and stormed the café to kill every militant inside the place to end Bangladesh’s worst hostage crisis. Gunshots and sounds of explosion rocked the area at 7.40 AM (local time) as security forces launched the final offensive to end the siege.