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US asks Pakistan to stop Haqqani network from operating

July 10, 2012


Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of the Haqqani network which is regularly blamed for major attacks in Afghanistan.        — File Photo by AP

WASHINGTON: US State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell, while briefing journalists in Washington said that the Haqqani network was involved in attacks on US troops in Afghanistan and that the US wants Pakistan to stop the network’s activities, DawnNews reported.

The spokesman added that the same stance had been reiterated during the Tokyo meeting between the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Hina Rabbani Khar and US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.