On 12 November 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka issued a Security Alert regarding an incident in Dhaka’s Motijheel neighborhood, which reads in part as follows: “Police confirmed reports of five buses set on fire in the Dilkusha area within the Motijheel neighborhood (approximately 12 km south of the U.S. Embassy), and several crude explosive devices (locally known as cocktails) were detonated in the Uttara area (approximately 6 km north of the Embassy. Please be advised to avoid the Motijheel and Uttara areas this afternoon.”