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Emory Plans Vigil For Students Killed In Bangladesh Attack

Relatives of Abinta Kabir, student of Emory University of U.S., carry her coffin draped with the Bangladesh and U.S. flags after a ceremony for victims of the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, July 4, 2016.
Relatives of Abinta Kabir, student of Emory University of U.S., carry her coffin draped with the Bangladesh and U.S. flags after a ceremony for victims of the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, July 4, 2016.
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Emory University says a vigil is planned to remember two students killed when a group of armed extremists stormed a restaurant in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

School officials say the “Vigil for Dhaka” is set for 1 p.m. Thursday in Cannon Chapel on the Atlanta campus.

Emory officials have said Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir were killed in the Saturday morning attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital that left 28 dead.

Kabir was entering Emory’s Oxford College as a sophomore. She was visiting family and friends in Bangladesh at the time of the attack. Hossain was a student at the university’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.

Emory spokeswoman Elaine Justice says Kabir was a sophomore from Miami and Hossain was from Dhaka.

A live stream of the vigil will be available.

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