Senate Intel Chairman Burr on Terror Attack in Bangladesh

WASHINGTON –Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the attack in Bangladesh, which the Islamic State has claimed:

“This is the second significant terror attack in one week, in vastly different parts of the world. Extremist groups are no longer challenged by the distance to their targets and we are likely no longer protected by the vast oceans beyond our borders.  The terrorist threat is truly global.  With each passing day terrorists increase their capabilities and grow their evil intentions.  To keep America and our allies’ safe, we must disrupt these groups where they recruit, train, and plot to carry out their attacks. I am monitoring the situation in Bangladesh and I pray for the victims.”