Bomb attack on Shia gathering in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Today in Old Dhaka, Bangladesh, a bomb attack targeted Shia Muslims in a procession for a holy day of Ashoura. The ISIL have claimed responsibility for this attack that killed one person and injured many.

Advice For Travellers

There is a high threat from terrorism in Bangladesh. Islamist extremist groups have claimed responsibility for a series of attacks in 2015. There is a high risk of further attacks, including attacks that could target westerners.

With respect to personal safety, be aware of your surroundings, keep a low profile and avoid large crowds, such as marketplaces or places where foreigners congregate. Some countries have advised their staff to travel by vehicle only for the present time.

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