The United States has said it does not have any specific information about al-Qaeda network's presence in Bangladesh, reports UNB
Responding to a Washington Post report that the al-Qaeda may have found its way into Bangladesh, US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack Thursday said: "I don't have any particular information about the presence of al-Qaeda individuals in Bangladesh. We do know that they have had in the past a worldwide network."
He, however, said Washington was as concerned as Dhaka about the issue of terrorism in the South Asian nation.
McCormack said: "We're concerned about terrorism in Bangladesh as is the Bangladeshi government. And we certainly stand ready to work with them."
On cooperation in countering terrorism, he said: "We certainly stand ready to work with them. So, we do have cooperation on the counter-terrorism front with Bangladesh."