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Britain asks Pakistan to do more to dismantle terror network

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 22, IRNA -- Britain Friday asked Pakistan to do more to tackle the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror network operating along its border with India and rein in the Taliban militants on its Afghan frontier.

"We also believe there is more to be done in tackling the problem of Taliban in the west of Pakistan and also in tackling the LeT networks in the east of the country," British High Commissioner to India Richard Stagg told reporters here.

He noted that the LeT terror networks were linked to the 26/11 Mumbai attack and were a threat to the world community.

The government of Pakistan had made "significant progress" last year in tackling insurgency in the Swat valley and South Waziristan, Stagg said, adding that "Pakistan also needs to address other sources of instability and violence."

Britain believed more needed to be done on these counts and it has conveyed its opinion to the Pakistani authorities, he said.

"We think there is more to be done and we made this very clear to the Pakistan government."

Stagg's remarks come just days after US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warned that another attack by Lashkar-e-Taiba in league with al-Qaeda could trigger an Indo-Pak armed confrontation and destabilise the region.


End News / IRNA / News Code 912472

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