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IGP: Militants targeting law enforcement officials, increasing ‘lone wolf’ attacks

  • Published at 12:50 am May 16th, 2019
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File photo of Inspector General of Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary

'It will be possible to resist the tendency of ‘lone wolf’ attacks if people provide information about militants or suspicious activities'

Inspector General of police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary has said militants are targeting law enforcement officials, including police, with an increasing trend of “lone wolf” attacks. 

“Militants are now using the 'lone wolf' system all over the world. The trend of lone wolf attacks has gone up compared to that of coordinated attacks, and it is almost impossible to stop this trend,” he said.

The IGP made the statements during an event of the Executive Committee of the Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) at the police headquarters on Wednesday

At the event, IGP Javed Patwary said: “Militant activities are under control, but it is not possible to completely eradicate militancy without raising awareness. Awareness was raised among the people after the Holey Artisan Bakery attack.

“It will be possible to resist the tendency of ‘lone wolf’ attacks if people provide information about militants or suspicious activities,” he added.

The IGP also claimed that no foreign militant organizations are active in Bangladesh. “Militant organizations like Islamic State (IS) are not active in Bangladesh, but they may have communicated their ideology to some of the people.”

Regarding the so-called leader of IS’s Bangladesh branch Abu Muhammad al-Bangali, the IGP said: "News about Al-Bangali surfaced in the media. We have heard from the media about his threats."

In response to a question, IGP Javed Patwary said there were no specific threats regarding the upcoming Buddha Purnima, but security measures had been tightened as a precaution, especially in Buddhist majority areas.

“Processions for Buddha Purnima will be brought out in Dhaka and areas of the hill tracts. The processions will be provided with special security. We have held meetings with leaders of the Buddhist community, and their security needs will be met,” he said.

CRAB President Abul Khair and General Secretary Dipu Sarwar also addressed the event, with leaders and members of the CRAB executive committee also present. 

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