Govt condemns attack on US ambassador’s car

Safety, security of diplomats to be ensured, it says

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:50, Aug 16,2018 | Updated: 23:51, Aug 16,2018

 
 

The ministry of foreign affairs on Thursday strongly condemned the ‘unfortunate incident’ that saw the vehicle carrying US ambassador Marcia Bernicat was attacked in the city’s Mohammadpur area on August 4.
In a statement, the ministry said that Bangladesh law enforcing agency had been actively engaged in investigating the incident.
‘Upon completion of the investigation, appropriate actions will be taken,’ said the statement.
The statement also insisted that the government of Bangladesh is ‘committed to ensure safety and security of all Diplomatic Corps in Bangladesh.’
On August 5, the US embassy stated that an official
vehicle from the US Embassy transporting its ambassador was attacked by a group of armed adult men, some on motorcycles.
The foreign ministry statement said that the police immediately rushed to the area and provided necessary protection ensuring that the ambassador and the personnel remain unharmed.
Subsequently, the US Embassy expressed its appreciation for the role played by Bangladesh police in ensuring her safety and security.
Earlier, Badiul Alam Majumder, secretary of civil society advocacy group Shujan, said that the vehicle of the outgoing ambassador Bernicat came under attack by a group of unidentified miscreants as it was about to leave his residence at about 11:00 pm on that night.
She attended a courtesy dinner at Majumder’s house at his Iqbal Road residence.

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