In response to an al-Qaeda threat, the government has asserted that there will be “no scope” for militancy in Bangladesh.
State Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan came up with the reaction this afternoon hours after al-Qaeda announced its formal establishment in South Asia and its intentions with Bangladesh.
“We will deliver a formal statement tomorrow,” he told reporters at his office at the secretariat.
“There will be no scope for terrorism in Bangladesh,” state minister Asaduzzaman Khan strongly said in response to queries from reporters.
Earlier in the morning, Ayman al Zawahiri, the chief of militant organisation al-Qaeda made an online video announcement of the formation of its South Asian unit in India.
Zawahiri expressed his intentions to “spread the Islamic rule and raise the flag of jihad” in Muslim-intensity countries like Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The announcement reportedly raised security alert throughout India.