No cause for satisfaction over 'successes in a few anti-terror raids', says BNP chief Khaleda
Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-03-29 00:13:57.0 BdST Updated: 2017-03-29 00:56:36.0 BdST
Militancy cannot be eradicated just by conducting anti-terror operations, says BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The nation must be united in dealing with radicalism, she said in a statement released on Tuesday night.
The situation, according to her, did not call for self-satisfaction over just "one or two successful operations".
But she congratulated the para-commandos, who on Tuesdayformally ended their operation on a building in Sylhet's Shibbari where militant suspects had been hiding.
Four militant suspects including a woman was found dead inside the building after the siege ended on Monday evening. A day before, 78 residents of the building complex, 'Atia Mahal', were successfully evacuated.
But two consecutive blasts, a kilometer away from the operation site, killed six people including two police officers and injured several more on Saturday.
"I congratulate the army para-commandos and other security forces for their successful combat of terrorists who were secretly storing weapons and explosives at a house in Sylhet," said the statement.
"I offer my condolences to security personnel and ordinary citizens who were killed or injured in this operation."
Terrorism is a global crisis and Bangladesh is not separate from it, she said.
"We must take international support and achieve national consensus as we combat this crisis. We have been pleading for this. But our calls are being neglected."
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