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Bin Laden’s friend arrested in Bangladesh


Bin Laden’s friend arrested in Bangladesh

Staff Reporter

Law enforcing agencies in Bangladesh, working on a tip-off had arrested a man named Atiqullah Asadullah alias Zulfiqar, who was a friend of Al Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden and was lately working with Pakistani espionage agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI). He also was maintaining regular contacts with a number of officials of Pakistan Armed Forces. The two others arrested with Atiquallah were Muhammed Borhanuddin and Muhammed Nazimuddin.

The counter terrorism wing of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Atiqullah, a top kingpin of banned jihadist outfit Harkat Ul Jihad al Islami (HUJI) and was having deeper connections with Al Qaeda kingpin Osama Bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar.


Though Atiqullah, along with some of his co-jihadists tried to flee the place, their bids had failed as the law enforcing agencies had heavily cordoned the entire area.

It was later learnt from various sources within the law enforcing agencies that during the past several months, local jihadist outfits such as Ansar Al Islam (affiliated with Al Qaeda), JMB, which is now affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS) and Hizb Ut Tahrir were trying to infiltrate within the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh with the ulterior motive of radicalization and recruitment. These notorious jihadist outfits have been trying to use Rohingya refugees towards jihadist and destructive activities against India and Myanmar.

Security analysts say, the latest arrest of HUJI members from Dhaka clearly proved, jihadists can even hide inside Dhaka and secretly plot subversive or jihadist activities.

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