US envoy Nisha Biswal to arrive Dhaka tomorrow

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Dhaka, July 9 (ANI): In the wake of the terrorist attack at a Gulshan cafe in Dhaka on July 1 that left 22 people dead, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will arrive on a two-day official visit to Bangladesh tomorrow. Biswas, during her visit to Dhaka, will be meeting high government officials, including the home and foreign ministers. She reportedly will also call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discuss the security situation the country following the terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan suburban on July 1. She had last visited Dhaka on May 5 and 6 after the brutal murder of the United States Agency for International Development staff Xulhaz Mannan on April 25. Twenty hostages, including two policemen were killed during the in the gruesome incident. Nine Italians, seven Japanese, two Bangladeshis, one Bangladeshi-American and one Indian were killed among others. Thirteen hostages were rescued while six of the gunmen, who attacked the upscale eatery on Friday night, were killed in army-led joint forces operation codenamed "Operation Thunderbolt". The seventh attacker was held in the operation.(ANI)