The government has tightened security around the country following the suicide bomb attack near a temporary camp of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Dhaka on Friday.
Law enforcement agencies around Bangladesh were instructed to put enhanced security measures in place to maintain law and order soon after the blast occurred.
“We have been told to tighten security everywhere,” said Md Moniruzzaman, OC of Lalbagh police station.
A red alert was issued for all the prisons in the country, and security was beefed up at all airports.
“Prison officials have been asked to wear uniforms when on duty and armed officials have been told to carry their guns during duty hours. We have also asked the prison authorities to run proper security checks on visitors before allowing them into the jail premises,” said Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin, inspector general of prisons.
Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB) Chairman Air Vice Marshal Ehsanul Gani Choudhury said: “We have taken additional precaution at the airports so there is no security breach.”