London, Oct 11: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the ghastly terror attack on the Pakistan Army General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi has underlined the terror threat facing Pakistan.
Clinton, who is on a five day visit to London, told media persons here that efforts being taken to root out extremism from Pakistan were 'very important' as the country continues to reel under the threat, The News reports.
Clinton said she wants to point that the attack highlights the continuing threats to the Pakistani government and the 'very important' steps the civilian leadership, along with the military, are taking to root out the extremists and prevent violence and direct assaults on the sovereignty of the state.
The attack, in which 10 militants and two top military officers were killed, was the third major militant strike in Pakistan in a week.
The GHQ attack came as the Army was planning an all out offensive against the extremists in South Waziristan, a Taliban stronghold tribal region along the border with Afghanistan.