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Bangladesh Seeks US Help in Eliminating Terrorist Networks


Bangladesh says it is seeking U.S. cooperation in eliminating the terrorist networks in the country.

A senior government official made the remark after talks in Dhaka between visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, Christina Rocca, and Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan. But the official gave no further details.

Rocca began her two days of talks with Bangladeshi leaders on Thursday. The talks are expected to focus on counter-terrorism measures as well as Washington's concern over growing political feuds in Bangladesh.

A spate of bomb blasts has raised international concerns, including suicide bombings that have killed at least 28 people in Bangladesh since August.

Later in the day, Rocca met with Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and handed her a letter from President Bush. The letter expresses Mr. Bush's appreciation for the steps Bangladesh has taken to combat militancy.

Amir Khasru has more on the story.

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