New Year: US embassy cautions citizens
The US embassy in Dhaka warned its citizens of ‘possible attacks’ against hotels and clubs in Dhaka city potentially in connection with New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Additionally, Dhaka Metropolitan Police have announced increased security measures on December 31, including a prohibition on outdoor parties after 8:00pm and increased checkpoints in Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and the University of Dhaka, the security message said.
The US citizens are also reminded that there is an active ‘Travel Alert for Bangladesh’ issued on November 10 and a ‘Worldwide Travel Alert’ issued on November 23.
The embassy also cautioned the US citizens to maintain vigilance and avoid large crowds and crowded places.