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US ambassador’s car attacked in Mohammadpur Saturday night

Her vehicle was attacked after she left the residence of Dr Badiul Alam Majumder

Update : 05 Aug 2018, 04:47 PM

An official vehicle from the US Embassy in Dhaka carrying the Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has been attacked by a group of armed adult men, some on motorcycles, in the Mohammadpur area of Dhaka, according to a statement released by the US Embassy.

The incident occurred around 11pm on Saturday as the vehicle left the residence of Dr Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of civil society advocacy group Shujan.

The ambassador and her security team were able to depart the area unharmed. There were no injuries to the ambassador, her drivers, or security staff; however, two security vehicles sustained some damage, the statement said.

The embassy also expressed gratitude towards Dhaka Metropolitan Police and security officials for their quick and professional response following the incident.

Badiul told the Dhaka Tribune: “We had a farewell party for the US ambassador at my residence. Her vehicle was attacked while she was leaving the house. Later, the miscreants attacked my house.”

The Shujan secretary said they did not know if the miscreants had been waiting to attack the US envoy's car or happened to be just passing by.

Mohammadpur police station Inspector (operations) Shariful Islam said a team was sent to the spot when they heard about the attack on a house on Iqbal Road.

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