Bangladesh’s siege cafe to be­come fam­ily home

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

The owner of the Bangladeshi restau­rant where Is­lamist extremists killed 22 hostages, mostly for­eign­ers, said yes­ter­day he would turn the build­ing into a home for his fam­ily and re­open the eatery else­where. Police have handed the Ho­ley Ar­ti­san Bak­ery back to its own­ers af­ter com­plet­ing a four-month in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the siege by extremists linked to the Is­lamic State group. “Police have handed over the place to us on Sun­day. They’ve cleaned up the de­bris. We’re now go­ing to turn it into a res­i­den­tial home where we’ll live,” owner Sa­dat Me­hdi said. Me­hdi, who lost five friends in the at­tack, said he wanted to send a mes­sage that “we are not de­fined by ter­ror”.

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