Ambassador pledges US assistance to dismantle terror networks in Pakistan

David Hale condemns recent terror attacks across country

News Desk February 22, 2017
A file photo of David Hale speaking during a press conference in Baabda, east of Beirut, on May 8, 2009. PHOTO: AFP

The United States will continue to work in partnership with Pakistan to dismantle terrorist networks across the country, US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale said Wednesday.

During a meeting with Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry in Islamabad, the US diplomat condemned the recent horrific terror attacks across Pakistan and offered condolences to the bereaved families, according to Radio Pakistan.

Hale said the US forces in Afghanistan have worked closely with their Afghan counterparts to strike the groups, i.e. TTP's Jamaatul Ahrar and Islamic State, that have claimed responsibility for the attacks inside Pakistan.

New wave of terror: Why are we still fighting?

Pakistan has been hit by a series of suicide bomb attacks in recent days, claiming more than 100 lives.

At least 88 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh’s Sehwan town last week.

In response, Pakistan launched a security crackdown, killing over 100 militants.

Meanwhile, the military has launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad to "eliminate the residual threat of terrorism across the country".



Prada | 7 years ago | Reply Never gonna happen.
kemosabe | 7 years ago | Reply assistance = more drones; can we live with that ? Sure !
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