Militants now targeting law enforcers: IGP

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 14:41, May 15, 2019 | Updated : 17:11, May 15, 2019

Militants across the world have now resorted to lone wolf attacks, says IGP Mohammad Javed Patwary. FILE PHOTOThe militants are now targeting members of various law enforcing agencies, said the Inspector General of Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary .
“The militants throughout the world have now resorted to the lone wolf strategy,” he said during a program of Crime Reporters’ Association Bangladesh (CRAB) at the police headquarters on Wednesday (May 15).
He added that they are more prone to leading solo attacks which are nearly impossible to stop.
“The militants’ activities are under control but they are yet to be uprooted,” he said.
The IGP said that after the Holy Artisan attack, people have become more aware and it’ll be possible to prevent the ‘lone wolf’ attacks if people report possible suspects.
Responding to queries from CRAB’s executive committee members, he said that there were no threats of attack on the occasion of Budda Purnima.
“However, security has been beefed up throughout the country including the Buddhist-majority areas.”
He said that they have met with the Buddhist leaders and are providing them with necessary security especially during their rally.
“Middle Eastern militant outfit Islamic State (IS) is not active in Bangladesh. But they might have contacts here,” he said while responding to queries on whether any foreign outfits were currently active in the country.