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No possibility of large-scale attack in BD, Monirul says

Published: April 23, 2019 18:00:07 | Updated: April 24, 2019 11:29:25


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Anti-militancy drives have diminished the extremist groups' capacity in Bangladesh and they are no longer capable of launching large-scale attacks.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit Chief Monirul Islam made the remarks at a ‘Meet the Press’ programme organised by the Crime Reporters Association at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

“We have our coordination with intelligence agencies of other countries to combat militant activities, extremism and terrorism in Bangladesh,” said CTTC chief.

Monirul said that the law enforcing agencies are remained alert to prevent any unwelcomed situation and activities in the country.

Monirul said the government has taken a zero tolerance policy to fight terrorism and militancy. "Many anti-militancy programmes have been undertaken as well," he said. "The continuation of such drives will prevent militants from carrying out any attack."

The law enforces and relevant authorities have also taken number of awareness programmes to create consciousness among people especially in educational institutes in order to fight the extremism and terrorism, he mentioned.  

Crab President Abul Khayer, General Secretary Dipu Sarwar and DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman also addressed the programme.

Over 300 people were killed and hundreds more injured in blasts at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. A state of emergency has been declared and police have arrested 40 suspects so far.

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