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US warns of action if terrorists regroup in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Wednesday warned of action if international terrorists regroup in Afghanistan, fearing the Taliban-ruled country may become a haven for militants again.

The concerns were raised during a press briefing by the State Department Spokesperson Ned Price while speaking about the worsening situation in the region after an attack on Pakistan Embassy in Kabul. The Taliban failed to live up to their commitments in counter-terrorism as well, the spokesperson said. 

When asked about the security cooperation with Islamabad, the spokesperson said Pakistan is an important partner in a number of respects.

He said that Pakistan receives grant assistance from the International Military Education and Training programme which provides professional military education, operational and technical courses that in turn strengthen Pakistan’s own abilities to take on the threats – whether it’s counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism – as well as skills courses that improve institutional capacity and resource management. 

“It continues to strengthen military cooperation between our two countries.”

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