Go after Afghan Taliban leaders, US tells Pakistan
“We continue to cooperate closely with Afghanistan, certainly, but also urge Pakistan to go after terrorists, especially Taliban leadership, and that cooperation continues,” said the State Department spokesman.
Mark Toner said this in response to the query if the US would help detain Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah, who is allegedly hiding in Afghanistan.
Fazlullah sneaked into Afghanistan in late 2007 when Pakistani security forces captured his headquarters in Swat Valley as a result of a major operation.
The spokesman suggested Pakistan should move against the Afghan Taliban leaders in return for US help in targeting TTP leaders in Afghanistan.
The TTP has focused on targets inside Pakistan, although it claimed responsibility for the 2009 Camp Chapman attack in Afghanistan and the 2010 Times Square car bombing bid.
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