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Security beefed up, says BD official in Pakistan

Update : 19 Dec 2013, 01:48 PM

Security has been beefed up in and around the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday.

A high official of Bangladesh Mission in Islamabad told the Dhaka Tribune.

The official said: “Reading the news published on the Pakistani English daily –The Nation – that said Pakistani Taliban could attack Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, we informed the matter to the Pakistani government and sought for heightened security.”

The Pakistan government has heightened security measures in the surrounding areas of the Bangladesh High Commission, he added

The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) could attack the Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad, reported The Nation on Thursday, quoting a report from law enforcement agencies submitted to the country’s interior ministry.

“According to well-placed sources, law enforcement agencies have submitted a report to the interior ministry quoting a security agency that Taliban have expressed annoyance with the Bangladeshi government over the killing of Abdul Quader Molla and could attack the Bangladesh High Commission,” says the report.

A senior official of the law enforcement agency, while talking to The Nation, said they have chalked out an elaborate security plan for the security of the Bangladesh High Commission while security has already been enhanced for major embassies in the federal capital, the report added.

The threat was reliably learnt of on Wednesday, reports The Nation.

The Bangladesh High Commission is located in the residential area of F-6/3, considered to be one of the highbrow sectors of Islamabad. 

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