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Indian deputy prime minister blames Pakistan for Taliban, al Qaida

India’s deputy prime minister said Tuesday that Pakistan’s support for the former Taliban government in Afghanistan allowed the al-Qaida terrorists to strike at the United States and other countries. New Delhi is disappointed that other governments continue to aid Pakistan, despite India’s charge that Islamic militants supported by Pakistan are striking civilians, political leaders and security forces inside India. “I can’t forget that Pakistan lent its support to these non-state combatants who went to attack other countries,” Lal K.Advani said, referring to the al-Qaida and other groups that found refuge in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Pakistan has repeatedly said it did not support al-Qaida. Pakistan was, however, one of three countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, that recognized the Taliban regime. Full Story

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