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Emory students among Bangladesh attack victims

Photo courtsey WAGA FOX 5
Photo courtsey WAGA FOX 5

ATLANTA (AP) – Emory University says two of its students were among 20 victims of an extremist attack in Bangladesh.

University president James Wagner said in emails to employees that Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir were among 20 victims killed when militants took hostages at a restaurant in the Southeast Asian nation's capital of Dhaka on Friday.

Kabir was a student at the school's campus in Oxford. She was visiting family and friends in Bangladesh when she was taken hostage and killed. Hossain had completed his second year at Oxford and was headed to the business school in the fall.

School spokeswoman Elaine Justice says Kabir was a sophomore from Miami, Florida; and Hossain was from Dhaka.