"The attack in Dhaka has pained us beyond words," he tweeted about the terror strike at a restaurant popular with foreigners in which 24 people were killed during over 12-hour hostage situation. PM Modi said he spoke to Hasina and "strongly condemned the despicable attack".

In a series of tweets, he said, "India stands firmly with our sisters & brothers of Bangladesh in this hour of grief.. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. I pray that those who are injured recover quickly."

The ISIS terrorists struck at the restaurant located in high-security diplomatic area last night and the hostage crisis ended this morning with army commandos storming the place and killing all the six attackers.

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