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Abducted Bangladesh national Sufiul Anam rescued in Yemen

  • He has been shifted to Abu Dhabi
  • He and four others were abducted by AQAP in February 2022
Update : 15 Aug 2023, 11:58 AM

Bangladesh has rescued Lieutenant Colonel (retd) AKM Sufiul Anam, a UN official who was abducted in southern Yemen in February last year.

A highly placed source in the government confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune on Tuesday.

“He is in good health. He has been shifted to Abu Dhabi,” said the government official, requesting anonymity.

Sufiul is scheduled to return home on Wednesday.

AKM Sufiul Anam was working as a Field Security Coordination Officer (Head) of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security in Aden. 

He served in the Bangladesh Army from 1977 to 2005 and has been working at the UN since his retirement.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) kidnapped Anam and four others in Yemen's southern province of Abyan as they were returning to the port city of Aden after a field mission in February 2022.

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