Dhaka terror attack: Reports of NSG team visiting Bangladesh false, MEA clarifies

New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs today dismissed media reports citing the dispatch of a India’s special team of National Security Guard (NSG) officers to Bangladesh to probe the twin terror attack in Dhaka.

"Just to clarify, reports of an NSG team visiting Bangladesh are false," MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

Earlier reports said that a four-member bomb-expert team of the National Security Guard would be leaving for Bangladesh today to "analyse and study" the explosions at an Eid prayer gathering on Thursday and the terror siege at a high-end restaurant in Bangladesh on July 1 which left 22 people dead.

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The report had further added that that the NSG officers were authorised by the government to travel to Dhaka after the Special Forces establishment in Bangladesh approved the former's’ request to visit the spots of the terror attacks for a first-hand understanding of the situation.

Indian agencies wanted to study the scenario, nature of explosion and psyche of terrorists in coordination with their Bangladeshi counterparts, as getting an insight into it will not only enhance counter-terror cooperation between the two neighbours but also add value to the operations knowledge of the elite commando Force.

With agency inputs