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Italy: 9 Italians slain in Dhaka attack; 1 person missing

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi leaves after a press conference on the Dhaka attack, in Rome, Saturday, July 2, 2016. He said that Italians are among the victims of the Dhaka attack, but he won't give details or the toll until families are notified. Italian news reports say about 10 or 11 Italians were inside the cafe when attack began. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP Photo)
July 02, 2016 - 8:07 AM

ROME - Italy's foreign minister says the bodies of nine Italians have been identified in the Dhaka restaurant attack by extremists and one Italian citizen is unaccounted for.

Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni says Saturday that the person isn't among the bodies identified in a military morgue in Dhaka and isn't among the 20 victims. Italian news reports have said that about 10 Italians were inside the eatery when attackers struck Friday evening and that one Italian escaped.

Gentiloni says it's possible the person, whom he didn't identify by name or age, is among the injured or just can't be located. The foreign ministry released the names of the five women and four men who are the Italian victims in Dhaka.

Gentiloni has called the attack in Bangladesh "a very grave blow from terrorism" and added that Italy must be united in its response to a global threat. He also is urging Islamic governments to "isolate fundamentalist terrorism."

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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