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No information about al-Qaeda presence in Bangladesh: US

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Friday, August 4, 2006 : 1015 Hrs


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No information about al-Qaeda presence in Bangladesh: US

Washington, August 4 (PTI): The US has said it does not have any specific information about the al-Qaeda network's presence in Bangladesh.

Commenting on a media report that the al-Qaeda may have found its way into Bangladesh, State Department spokesman, Sean McCormack, said Washington was as concerned as Dhaka about the issue of terrorism in the South Asian nation.

"We're concerned about terrorism in Bangladesh as is the Bangladeshi government. And we certainly stand ready to work with them. I don't have any particular information about the presence of al-Qaeda individuals in Bangladesh," McCormack, said at a media briefing yesterday.

"We do know that they have had in the past a worldwide network. So we do have cooperation on the counter-terrorism front with Bangladesh," he added.