FBI agent in Bangladesh to probe Jan attack
DHAKA: A special agent of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrived in Dhaka to investigate a January grenade attack on an opposition rally in which five people died, the US embassy said on Tuesday.
FBI Special Agent Trung Vu will meet Bangladeshi law enforcement officials to discuss terms of reference and his participation in the investigation, the embassy said in a statement.
The January 27 grenade attack killed five members of the main opposition Awami League, including ex-finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, who was also a former under secretary general of the United Nations.
Immediately after the attack, Bangladesh sought the help of the FBI as well as Britain’s Scotland Yard and international police liaison body Interpol to help conduct the investigations. afp