Egypt embassy consular section shut for 11 days
The consular section of the Egyptian embassy in Dhaka will remain closed for 11 days from today “due to some security reasons”, said an embassy press release yesterday.
Officer-in-Charge Rafiqul Islam of Gulshan Police Station said they had come to know that the embassy had received a letter that demanded an end to the killing of Brotherhood supporters in Egypt.
On information, the Rapid Action Battalion sent a team to the embassy around 6:00pm to beef up security there, said Habibur Rahman, Rab's media wing director.
Meanwhile, around 200 activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, a pro-Jamaat organisation, brought out a procession and blasted a crude bomb in the capital's Dhanmondi yesterday, protesting “the recent crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood members in Egypt”.
The BBC reports that about 900 people have reportedly been killed in Egypt since last Wednesday, when the army cleared protest camps set up by supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.
Of the dead, more than 100 were cops and soldiers while many were members of the Muslim Brotherhood movement.