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Bangladesh to expand anti-terror ops with new police unit

AP  |  Dhaka 

is expanding its anti- terror operations with a new police unit to hunt down suspected extremists.

The decision to create the new unit follows several years of deadly attacks targeting writers, atheists, foreigners and other perceived enemies of Islam, though there have been no major attacks since July 2016.

A document detailing plans for the new unit says it will include special tactical field teams and intelligence experts.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said it was unclear when the new unit, including 581 newly recruited officers, would be ready.

Experts today said the move would help maintain security control. Security analyst Abdur Rashid said keeping up with extremist group's constantly changing tactics means "we need a specialised unit.

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First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 15:02 IST