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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Ongoing police action in vicinity of Dhanmondi

South Central Asia > Bangladesh > Dhaka

Ongoing police activity with explosions and gunfire reported at Hotel Olio International where suspected militants have been discovered. Avoid all travel to the Panthapath neighborhood of Dhaka City (Dhanmondi/Panthapath area) until the situation is resolved.

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