US to give Pak 1000 laser-guided bomb kits to tackle terror

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Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): In order to help the Pakistani security forces take on the extremists hiding along the Afghanistan border more effectively, the US Air Force (USAF) is planning to give 1,000 laser-guided bomb kits to that country.

Top US defence official, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffry Glenn told the media here that the USAF has already provided 1000 MK-82 bombs to Pakistani armed forces to be used against the militants.

The United States is also due to deliver 18 more F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan in June, which have been fitted with sophisticated night-vision equipment, The News quoted Glenn, as saying.

USAF secretary Michael Donley said Washington is offering the assistance as Islamabad has romped up operations against the Islamic extremists and is in need of an additional capability to dismantle the terror network completely.

The White House' decision to provide more weapons to Pakistan came as the Pakistani forces claimed to have captured the Taliban's nerve centre in the Bajaur Agency's Damadola region. (ANI)

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