US will undertake military offensive in Pak if 'actionable target' in sight

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Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): United States Vice President Joe Biden has made it clear that the US would not hesitate to launch a military offensive in Pakistan if there was an 'actionable target' in sight.

Biden said that the missile hits in the tribal areas of Pakistan would also continue.

He said that the US is working towards strengthening their strategy to counter the rising insurgency in the tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

"What we are doing is we are in the process of working with the Pakistanis to help train up the counterinsurgency capability of their military, and we're getting new agreements with them about how to deal with cross-border movements of these folks," The Daily Times quoted Biden, as saying.

Biden, while referring to US President Barack Obama said that the US President had already clarified during his election campaign that if there was an actionable target, of a high-level Al Qaeda personnel, then he would not hesitate to use action to deal with that.

Biden's comments came on the back drop of the twin missile attacks in Pakistan's Waziristan on Friday (January 23) in which 18 people were killed.

US forces had claimed that several militants including a top Egyptian Al-Qaeda operative were neutralized in the drone attack.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has asked Washington to stop the attacks as they are proving 'counterproductive' in the 'war on terror' in the region. (ANI)

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