Responding to the attack at a Shia mosque near Bogra, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Robert W Gibson CMG said:
“I am appalled at the savage attack on worshippers during prayer time in a mosque near Bogra; nothing can justify such attacks on people expressing their faith or beliefs. I extend my deepest condolences to the victims and their families.
This is latest in a series of violent extremist incidents in Bangladesh. Recent events including in Paris, Mali, and Beirut show that no country is immune from such attacks and reinforce the need for international cooperation to tackle both the immediate threat and the root causes of such extremism.”