Bangladesh boosting counter-terrorism capabilities: NSI chief, bdnews24.com, 15 December 2014

Keeping in mind global and regional trends in terrorism, Bangladesh is continuously upgrading its counter-terrorism capabilities, National and Security Intelligence (NSI) chief Md Shamsul Haque has said.

In his inaugural address at a counter-terrorism conference at the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) in Dhaka, Haque said there was no room for complacency in the fight against terror.

“This is a continuous process. We have to upgrade our capabilities in keeping with emerging threats and trends.”

“We have largely neutralised radical groups like the JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh) or HuJI (Harkat-ul-Jihad), but now they seem to have found sanctuaries across the border,” Haque said in a reference to the radical hideouts now surfacing after the Oct 2 accidental explosion in a house in West Bengal’s Burdwan district.

Indian intelligence says the house was used as a clandestine makeshift bomb-making facility. They have now busted a huge network of hideouts used by JMB radicals from Bangladesh in India’s West Bengal and Assam states since the blasts and several suspects have been nabbed.

India’s National Investigation Agency has sent teams to Dhaka to liase with Bangladesh’s intelligence agencies to bust the entire network.

15 December, 2014