The U.S. State Department has urged American citizens residing in or traveling to Bangladesh to take extra care and precaution while in the country.
The advisory, issued Wednesday by the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, alerts U.S. citizens to recent events related to the security situation in Bangladesh. It says outlawed militant Islamic group Jumatul Mujahideen, which wants to impose strict Islamic law in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, has taken responsibility for a series of bombings and suicide attacks.
Since August, its violent campaign killed about 30 people, including judges, lawyers, police and journalists.
The U.S. Embassy advises all Americans to remain vigilant, especially if visiting courts or municipal government offices. It encourages U.S. citizens to register with the embassy, where they may obtain updated information on travel and security within Bangladesh.