Bangladeshi soldiers patrol the scene of the attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery on July 2 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh offered condolences to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali over the heavy loss of life in a terror attack in Dhaka capital city.

The attack on late July 1 killed over 20 people and injured more than 40 others.

Le Hai Binh, Spokesman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, said on July 3 that Vietnam condemns terror activities under any form and considers the attack on civilians at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on July 1 barbarous and unacceptable.

“Vietnam sends heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Bangladesh, the countries having their citizens killed, and families of the victims. We believe that the instigators will soon be punished appropriately,” he noted.

He added that there hasn’t been any information about Vietnamese citizens affected by the incident.

Staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy and the FPT company in Dhaka, located about 200 metres from the scene of the attack, are still safe. They were advised to restrict their movements for a period of time and avoid crowded places after 6 pm every day, Hai said.-VNA