The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Bangladesh Adel Hayat has affirmed that Kuwaitis in Bangladesh were not harmed by the armed attack in the diplomatic district of the capital Dhaka.
In a telephone interview with KUNA, Ambassador Hayat said, "We affirm that there are no Kuwaitis among the persons who have been held as hostages during the incident and all the embassy staff members are safe."
Gunmen of the so-called Islamic State (IS) attacked a cafe in the city diplomatic district, Gulshan quarter, where they held a number of persons as hostages.
However this morning, fresh reports indicated that all the 13 hostages were released and six gunmen were killed when the government security forces burst into the cafe. At least two police officers and five people were also wounded in the gunfire exchange between the security forces and the armed militants.