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Arrest or expel Taliban leaders, White House asks Pakistan

Arrest or expel Taliban leaders, White House asks Pakistan

Jan 23, 2018 - 09:49

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The White House on Monday called on Pakistaninfo-icon to immediately arrest or expel Talibaninfo-icon leaders involved in terrorist activities across the border in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

“We call on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel the Taliban leaders and prevent the group from using Pakistani territory to support its operations,” the White House press secretary said.

Sarah Sanders issued the call at her daily news conference two days after the Taliban claimed responsibilities for the major terrorist attack on the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabulinfo-icon.

At least 22 people, including 14 foreign nationals, were killed in the assault on January 21 when a group of gunmen stormed the hotel. The siege continued till early Sunday morning.

“In Afghanistan, such attacks on civilians only strengthen our resolve to support our Afghan partners,” Sanders said. 

“We commend the swift and effective response of the Afghan security forces.  Afghan forces, with our support, will continue to relentlessly pursue the enemies of Afghanistan, who also seek to export terror around the worldinfo-icon,” she added.



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