Need to Support Pakistan’s Efforts to Combat Terrorism: US


Amid reports of a crackdown on terror hideouts by the Pakistan army, the US has said it is in its long term interest to support Islamabad’s efforts to combat violent extremism and build a more stable society.

While responding to reports that the Pakistan Army attacked suspected militant hideouts close to the Af-Pak border, a State Department spokesperson told PTI

“We are grateful for the sacrifices, the Pakistani military and people have made in combating terrorism, shutting down terrorist safe havens and restoring government control to parts of Pakistan that have been used as terrorist safe havens for years,” said the spokesperson.

Pakistan Army on Friday claimed to have killed more than 100 suspected terrorists in retaliation to an Islamic State suicide bombing at a crowded Sufi shrine in the southern Sindh province that claimed over 80 lives.


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