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Sri Lanka blasts: Security heightened across Bangladesh

  • Published at 06:28 pm April 21st, 2019
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Police officials run security checks in Dhaka as a part of heightened security measures put in place across Bangladesh on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat and Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts in Colombo, Sri Lanka Focus Bangla

There is no immediate threat of attacks in Bangladesh, police officials have said

Police on Sunday said they had put additional security measures in Bangladesh in place to prevent untoward incidents as Muslims observe Shab-e-Barat and Christians celebrate Easter Sunday across the country. 

The law enforcement agency is on high alert following a series of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. 

“The police are on high alert. There is no immediate security threat in Bangladesh in relations to the bomb blasts in Bangladesh,” said Mohammad Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (AIG - Media and PR) at the Bangladesh Police headquarters. 

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He further said additional security measures had been put in place on the occasion of Shab-e-Barat and Easter Sunday. 

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal have also assured that the law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh were on alert in the aftermath of the Sri Lanka attacks. 

“The people of Bangladesh condemn such violent and destructive actions,” he said at the inauguration ceremony of the newly constructed building of Chandina police station complex in Comilla on Sunday afternoon.

A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 207 people, including at least 35 foreigners.

Our Comilla correspondent Masud Alam contributed to this report