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No security threat of Sri Lanka-Type attack: BD Minister
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

No security threat of Sri Lanka-Type attack: BD Minister

Dhaka, April 22 – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Monday, like Sri Lankan Attack, there is no security threat in Bangladesh, yet law enforcement agencies of Bangladesh are prepared to tackle any untoward incident.
He said, “Law-enforcement agencies are ready to face any situation,” Khan told reporters as he visited the residence of Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim at Dhaka’s Banani area yesterday.
Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhary was among 290 people killed in the suicide bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday. The home minister visited Selim’s family to offer his condolences.
After condolence, he said the reporters that security forces of Bangladesh are always on the alert.
“We do not have such information that this type of incidents can happen here. Yet security agencies are on alert in the aftermath of the Sri Lanka attacks”
Kamal said, We have handled the Holey Artisan attack successfully and now we have no red alert or security threat in our country. The people of Bangladesh do not like terrorism.
Meanwhile, police have heightened its vigilance across the country following the series bombings in Sri Lanka.
Sources said, security has been tightening in the Churches and Diplomatic zones of Bangladesh, and they are put under special supervision by law enforcers.
Observance in the churches offers a special prayer for the deceased who died in Sri Lanka bombing.
There is no threat of sabotage following the spate of attacks in Sri Lanka, Md Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general of police at police headquarters.
“Bangladesh police is on alert. We have taken additional security measures for Shab-e-Barat and Easter Sunday celebration,” he said in the message floated to media.
The series of bombings in Sri Lanka, targeting churches and hotels, that has left at least 158 dead, comes a month after the mosque shootings in New Zealand’s Christchurch.
After the attack on Sunday, the Home Minister said Bangladesh’s security forces remain prepared to tackle any untoward incident.
He said these at the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed building of Chandina police station complex in Comilla.
“People of our country believe in brotherhood. It is a communal harmonious country. We don’t want to see any attack at church, mosque or temple in our country,” the minister said. – Staff Reporter