Bangladeshi police say security has been tightened in the capital, Dhaka, after Islamic militants allegedly threatened diplomatic missions with an attack.
Police officials say the threats were sent by fax to the U.S. embassy, Australian embassy, and the High Commission of Canada.
Dhaka's police chief, Shahidul Haque says that the threats ordered the missions to shut down within a week or face attack. He says they appeared to be sent from Malaysia by an al-Qaida-linked Islamic group, Jemaah Islamiya al-Qaida.
A U.S. embassy spokesman in Dhaka would not comment on the matter because it related to a security issue.
Earlier this year, police in Bangladesh stepped up security at English-language schools because of concerns Islamic militants may be planning attacks.