Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion, a unit focused on combating extremist groups. File photo: AP Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion, a unit focused on combating extremist groups. File photo: AP
Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion, a unit focused on combating extremist groups. File photo: AP
Afghanistan

Bangladesh ‘on alert’ for militants amid Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan

  • A police official says some Bangladeshis have ‘left home’ to travel to Afghanistan amid a spike in social media posts by Taliban sympathisers
  • But while militants who returned from the Afghan war in the 1990s and 2000s pose a threat, experts note anti-terrorism efforts have also strengthened over the years

Topic |   Afghanistan
Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion, a unit focused on combating extremist groups. File photo: AP Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion, a unit focused on combating extremist groups. File photo: AP
Bangladesh police’s elite Rapid Action Battalion, a unit focused on combating extremist groups. File photo: AP
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