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Posted by Rezwan

US PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS IN BANGLADESH EVACUATED?

According to this news the American Peace Corps has suspended its operations in Bangladesh and evacuated its 100 odd volunteers. PC volunteer Kathryn reports that a couple of months ago the embassy of the United States informed the foreign ministry of Bangladesh of a plot by the banned Islamist organization Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh to kill the volunteers.

According to the US embasssy in Bangladesh:

"The peace corps in Washington, D.C. has decided to suspend indefinitely its programme in Bangladesh due to the possibility that terrorist elements might attempt to attack peace corps volunteers in Bangladesh, perhaps in relation for the recent captures."
If the US is concerned that the religious extremist threats are still there against their nationals, then it should be the govenment's prerogative to assure that everything is under control or is it not?

(Via Mac)

This entry was posted on March 16, 2006 at Thursday, March 16, 2006 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .

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