White House: US citizen among 20 killed in Bangladesh attack

AP-Bangladesh Attack
An ambulance transports bodies found at a restaurant popular with foreigners after heavily armed militants attacked it on Friday night in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, July 2, 2016. Bangladesh forces stormed the restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage for 10 hours Saturday morning. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a U.S. citizen was among the 20 hostages killed in attack on a restaurant in Bangladesh.

Spokesman Josh Earnest has confirmed the death Saturday. An identity has not been released.

Earnest says the U.S. government has offered assistance to Bangladeshi authorities as they investigate what happened.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

Earnest says the attack was a “despicable act of terrorism” and the U.S. stands with Bangladesh and the international community to confront terrorism wherever it occurs.

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