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US envoy gives Pakistan ultimatum to tackle extremists on Afghan border

US-led forces in Afghanistan will move into Pakistani territory to destroy Taliban and other extremist groups if Islamabad cannot do the job by itself, the US envoy in Afghanistan has warned. “We cannot allow this problem to fester indefinitely,” said Zalmay Khalilzad, also the special presidential envoy in Kabul, who only last month angered Pakistan by charging that Taliban and Al-Qaeda fugitives were launching attacks into Afghanistan from Pakistani soil. He said Monday that although Pakistan’s recent army deployment into tribal areas to destroy Taliban sanctuaries along the Afghan border was “positive and hopeful,” the Taliban and other extremist groups continued to be able “to base, train and operate from that country’s territory.” Full Story

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