Dhaka: A number of Bangladeshi people have left for Afghanistan to join the Taliban, and some are even trying to reach Afghanistan on foot, says Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam.
“Recently, the Taliban has urged people to join the war in Afghanistan and some people, responding to their call, have left home,” the DMP chief said. “It is our guess that some people from Bangladesh have been caught in India, and some are trying to reach Afghanistan on foot in various ways,” he added.
He said that the Taliban is using social media to recruit people for their war in Afghanistan. Some of the Bangladeshi’s were caught from the Indian border, he added.
Intelligence agencies in Bangladesh have been placed under CCTV surveillance to check on the people.