MANILA – The Philippines on Thursday condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack on a popular tourist café in Bangladesh that killed 20 foreigners on July 1.
"The Philippines expresses its solidarity with the Government and people of Bangladesh and extends sincere condolences to the victims' families," the DFA said in a statement.
The DFA described the siege in Dhaka as a "serious atrocity committed against peace-loving nations and peoples."
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No Filipinos were affected by the incident, according to the Philippine embassy in Dhaka. Still, the embassy issued an advisory to the Filipino community to exercise caution.
The DFA added that Alert Level 1 (Precautionary Phase) over Bangladesh issued in October 2015 remains in effect.
"The Philippine embassy in Dhaka stands ready to provide assistance to Filipino nationals who may be affected by the incident," it added.
Filipinos nationals who may require assistance may contact the Philippine Embassy at +880 191 5477731