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Clinton warns on Pakistan threat

The US secretary of state has said that a militant attack on Pakistan’s army HQ is evidence of an increasing threat against the authority of the state.

Speaking in London, Hillary Clinton said that despite the attack, the US remained confident about Pakistan’s control over its nuclear weapons.

The attack, which began on Saturday and turned into a siege, ended hours ago after hostages were released.

Correspondents say the attack is highly embarrassing for Pakistan’s leaders.

“Yesterday was another reminder that extremists … are increasingly threatening the authority of the state, but we see no evidence they are going to take over the state,” Mrs Clinton said.

“We have confidence in the Pakistani government and military’s control over its nuclear weapons,” she added.

Original post credit: BBC News

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