Millennial From Miami Among Those Killed In Bangladesh Terror Attack

Miami native Abinta Kabir was among the 20 killed in a terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday.

Kabir was killed in the attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery, a popular upscale destination that was full of foreigners at the time of the incident.

Kabir was a rising sophomore at Emory University and was one of two students killed from that institution in the attack.

Faraaz Hossain was the other Emory student killed.

“Abinta, who was from Miami, was a rising sophomore at Emory’s Oxford College,” A Facebook statement from Emory read. “Faraaz, who was from Dhaka, was a 2016 graduate of Oxford College and a student at the university’s Goizueta Business School.

“The Emory community mourns this tragic and senseless loss of two members of our university family. Our thoughts and prayers go out on behalf of Faraaz and Abinta and their families and friends for strength and peace at this unspeakably sad time.”

The Indian Government also said that one of its nationals with ties to an American college was killed in the attack.

Tarishi Jain was studying at the University of California Berkley according to the Indian Government.

According to the New York Daily News, Kabir was killed by terrorists in the bakery after she was unable to recite certain Quranic verses.

From the Daily News:

“Kabir’s cousin said the 18-year-old, who was born in Bangladesh, traveled to Dkaha earlier this week and planned to spend part of her summer vacation visiting family and friends.

She went to the café after Iftar, an evening meal Muslims eat during the month of Ramadan, to meet up with friends, Afsara Adiba said in a Facebook post.

“But she didn’t (come) back alive!” Adina wrote. “I just don’t get it she and the other people were innocent.””

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