Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (June 2, 2019)

Location:  Throughout Bangladesh

Event:  The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens living in or visiting Bangladesh during the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday period to remain vigilant in light of recent attacks in Bangladesh and around the world.

The U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory for Bangladesh is still in effect, and the terrorist threat remains credible.  The Islamic State (also referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS]) and al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) have publicly claimed credit for various attacks in Bangladesh since September 2015.  Further terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners and may coincide with the holiday season.

Criminals also know when holiday breaks occur and may take advantage of empty residences or unattended property.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local news.
  • Avoid large crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings.
  • Review your personal security plans.