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McCain Calls for Pakistan to Fight Terror

Sen. John McCain demanded Friday that Pakistan do more to keep allies of Afghanistan’s former ruling Taliban regime from launching cross-border attacks that have plagued regular Afghans, U.S. troops and foreign aid workers. Insurgents in Afghanistan’s south and east border regions have stepped up assaults recently, fueling concern that the hard-line Islamic militia ousted in late 2001 is regrouping. McCain, with a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Afghanistan, said Pakistan was “not doing as much as it can” to stop the insurgents. McCain, the Arizona Republican who ran for president in 2000, said the delegation would raise the issue when it meets Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday in Pakistan. Pakistan withdrew its support for the Taliban following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and has been a U.S. ally since. The Taliban had provided sanctuary to Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida fighters. Full Story

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