- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on Emory University students who died in a militant attack in Bangladesh (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

A classmate of the two Emory University students who were killed in an extremist attack in Bangladesh remembered them as genuine and intelligent people who had no enemies.

Kereisha Harrell told The Associated Press on Saturday that she worked with both Faraaz Hossain and Abinta Kabir on a committee at Emory’s Oxford College that planned school-wide events.

Hossain and Kabir were among at least 28 people dead in an attack in the South Asian nation’s capital of Dhaka that began Friday. Militants stormed a restaurant and held hostages for 10 hours before paramilitary forces ended the siege.

The 20-year-old Harrell says she and Hossain were event chairs of the committee before he graduated from Oxford College in December and became a student at the university’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.

Harrell says she trained Kabir to replace Hossain when he left the Student Activities Committee executive board.

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10:50 a.m.

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 South Asian nation’s capital of Dhaka on Friday.

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 graduate of Oxford College and a student at the university’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta.

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

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A student at Emory University has been identified by the school as one of the victims of an attack in Bangladesh that left 20 people dead.

University president James Wagner said in an email to employees that Abinta Kabir was among those killed when militants took hostages at a restaurant in the South 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 in the Dhaka attack.

Wagner said he had been in touch with Abinta’s mother and that she was in “unspeakable pain” over her daughter’s death.

Wagner urged employees to direct their thoughts and prayers to Abinta’s mother and family.

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This story corrects location references from Southeast Asian to South Asian throughout

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