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    UN Ready to Support Bangladesh in Fight Against Terrorism

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    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday that the United Nations was ready to provide Bangladesh with necessary assistance in fight against terrorism.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — On Friday, Daesh, banned in Russia, claimed responsibility for taking hostages inside a cafe located in a diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. According to the latest data, the attack has left 20 people dead, while 13 hostages have been rescued by the country's security forces. Most of victims are foreigners, according to reports.

    "The Secretary General assures the Government of Bangladesh that the United Nations is prepared to assist in efforts to prevent violent extremism in all its forms," the UN press service said.

    According to the press service, the UN chief expressed hope that those behind this attack would be identified and brought to justice. Ban stressed the need to intensify regional and international efforts to prevent and combat terrorism, according to the statement.

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