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    One Japanese Citizen Injured in Dhaka Hostage Crisis

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    One Japanese citizen was among those caught up in the Dhaka hostage crisis and has been injured, Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda said Saturday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) — Earlier, Japan's Foreign Ministry sent anti-terror experts to Bangladesh over fears that Japanese nationals may be among hostages taken in Dhaka. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) reportedly said it had not been able to contact eight of the Japanese 68 staff it employs in the Bangladeshi capital.

    The Japanese citizen rescued from the restaurant has received a gunshot wound, while the remaining seven are still being contacted, according to Hagiuda.

    On Friday, Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for hostage taking inside a cafe located in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter.

    A special police operation to free the hostages has finished, according to local media reports. A total of 13 people have been rescued, while six attackers were killed and one captured, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, as quoted by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper. The Bangladeshi police lost two officers during the operation, according to reports.


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