"Since 2001, the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami had ministers in their government who chanted slogans to turn Bangladesh into Afghanistan," Bangladesh's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hasan Mahmud said.
He said HuJI has cross-border linkages not only with Lashkar-e-Toiba but with other organisations also. "...There are cross-border linkages of these terrorists. Not only Lashkar and HuJI, but other terror organisations also. They (were) trained in Afghanistan, they were in Pakistan, then they came here (in Bangladesh)," he said.