Bangladesh admits use of its soil for Mumbai attackFebruary 19th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.19 (ANI): Bangladesh, for the first time, has officially admitted that terrorist outfits operating from its soil may also have been involved in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
The terrorist attacks that have been carried out within the region in the recent months, even in Mumbai, there is a cross-border linkage among all the terrorists,The Daily Times quoted Bangladeshs Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hassan Memoud, as saying.
Memoud also accepted that the banned militant outfit, Harkatul Jihadul Islami, has its base in Bangladesh, and continues to function from there.
He also claimed that the militants are being trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan before transported to Bangladesh for carrying out such attacks.
Terrorists from outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Harkatul Jihad were trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan before coming to Bangladesh, Memoud said. (ANI)
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