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US asks Pakistan not to discriminate among terrorists

US government asked Pakistan to ensure there are no safe havens for terrorists in the country

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Publish Date: Aug 26 2016 1:01PM | Updated Date: Aug 26 2016 1:01PM

US asks Pakistan not to discriminate among terrorists

Picture: State Department Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau

 

 

The United States stressed that Pakistan should not differentiate between terror groups based on their agenda or affiliation. US government asked Pakistan to ensure there are no safe havens for terrorists in the country.

 

"We have consistently raised our concerns to the highest level of the government of Pakistan on the need to deny safe haven to extremists," the State Department Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau told reporters.

 

"We have pressed the Government of Pakistan to follow up on their stated commitment, to not discriminate among terror groups regardless of their agenda or affiliation," she said. The above state commitment was come from Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.

 

The terrorist attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is against the best and brightest of Afghanistan and is a sign that we can all do more, she said.

 

"As we have in the past, we encourage the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to work together, not only in the wake of this attack but to ensure that no such attacks happen again," Trudeau said.

 

Sixteen people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday evening, in a nearly 10-hour raid.