The United States yesterday said it could not say whether the al-Qaeda terror network was active in Bangladesh.
In an answer to a journalist's question during a Press briefing , State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said, "We're all aware that al-Qaeda has had a presence in many countries around the world, and we have indeed worked with many countries around the world to try to cooperate against that kind of presence," he said.
"Specifically whether there is a presence in Bangladesh or not, I'm not sure I can say. But I can say that we have been working with the government of Bangladesh against terrorism, he said. of Bangladesh against terrorism."
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