Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The United States has advised its citizens to limit their movement, saying that militants may be planning to target Australian interests in Bangladesh.
“Such attacks, should they occur, could likely affect other foreigners, including US citizens,” according to a security message, issued by the Overseas Security Advisory Council of Bureau of Diplomatic Security in US State Department on Monday.
The security massage was issued following an Italian national murder in the capital’s diplomatic zone at 6:15 pm (local time) on Monday.
The deceased was identified as Tavella Cesare, 60, technical director of the Netherlands-based non-governmental organisation ‘ICCO Cooperation’.
“In light of the increased threat, U.S. citizens should consider limiting their attendance at events where foreigners may gather, including events at international hotels,” the massage advised.
It also added that the U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of vigilance and situation awareness and should exercise caution in public places including restaurants, hotels and other places frequented by foreigners.
“The U.S. government continues to receive information that terrorist groups in South Asia may also be planning attacks in the region, possibly against U.S. government facilities, U.S. citizens, or U.S. interests,” the massage noted.
It also said terrorists have demonstrated their willingness and ability to attack locations where U.S. citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit.