Bangladesh travel advice

On 25 December an apparent suicide bombing took place in an Amadiyya mosque in Rajshahi, injuring a number of people.

There is a high threat from terrorism in Bangladesh. There have been a number of terrorist attacks since September 2015, including the murders of two foreign nationals and the attempted murder of an Italian priest. In addition there have been two attacks on the Shia community in which three people have died and a knife attack at a police checkpoint in Dhaka in which one police officer was killed. An apparent suicide bombing took place in an Amadiyya mosque in Rajshahi, injuring a number of people. Daesh (formerly referred to as ISIL) has claimed responsibility for all of these attacks.

Further attacks targeting westerners may occur and could be indiscriminate. You should be particularly vigilant, consider your movements carefully and take appropriate security precautions. Keep a low profile in all public spaces and limit your attendance at events where westerners may gather, for example in hotels or conference centres.

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