The Home Ministry on Wednesday announced that it is going to establish a 24/7 anti-terrorism "> The Home Ministry on Wednesday announced that it is going to establish a 24/7 anti-terrorism "> The Home Ministry on Wednesday announced that it is going to establish a 24/7 anti-terrorism ">

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Anti-terrorism cell soon: Home Minister
Online Desk |:| Thu, 28 Apr'2016, 1:39 AM |:| Online Version
Anti-terrorism cell soon: Home Minister
The Home Ministry on Wednesday announced that it is going to establish a 24/7 anti-terrorism cell in a bid to curb terrorism.

An additional secretary (political) from the Home Ministry will lead the cell and coordinate all the information to all the law enforcement wings within a short period of time.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal made the announcement after American Ambassador Marcia Bernicat met with him at the Secretariat.

Bernicat said that it is a matter of great regret that such a grave issue had to be discussed in the meeting.

Asked about a remark Bernicat had made about the killers in Bangladesh getting away with murder, the minister said it was said it was an emotional reaction and that she appreciated the progress made by the Bangladesh Police.

The minister also said the United States and Bangladesh will work together to put an end to terrorism in Bangladesh.

When asked about the possibility of a FBI team coming to Bangladesh, he said that the FBI team stationed at the American Embassy is monitoring the progress of the investigation.

The minister outlined that progress that have been made in 31 such sensitive cases and said those involved in the recent murders will be brought to justice.

Asaduzzaman Khan informed the US envoy about the recent Bangladesh couple murder in San Jose, California.

In the meeting, the minister reiterated his words that there is no base of Islamic State (IS) militants in Bangladesh.

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