Most 9/11 masterminds currently in Pakistan: US

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Washington, Oct.7 (ANI): The United States has said that most of the 9/11 masterminds have shifted their base from Afghanistan toPakistan, The News reports.

Addressing media persons at a regular briefing, US State Department spokesperson, Ian Kelly said: "Most of the terrorists responsible for 9/11 attacks have entered into Pakistan from Afghanistan."

The United States has repeatedly claimed that top Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders are present in Pakistan and carrying out their activities from the there.

The US Embassy's Deputy Chief of the Mission Gerald Feierstein had said recently that Al-Qaeda chief Osam bin Laden, the prime accused of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the US, was alive and has taken refuge in Pakistan.

"Osama is present in Pakistan.The command system of Taliban is based in Quetta and they are launching their activities from the suburbs of the city," Feierstein said.Pakistan has brushed aside Feierstein statements as 'baseless speculation'.

Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said the US should share its evidence with Islamabad regarding bin Laden's presence in Pakistan. (ANI)

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