Punish Mumbai attackers: US to Pak

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Washington, Jul 27: As leaks by a whistleblower site laid bare past links between the Pakistani spy agency ISI and terror outfits, the United States asked Islamabad to punish those behind 26/11 Mumbai attacks to convince India.

"Combating terrorism is an element of our relationship with India; likewise with Pakistan; likewise with Afghanistan," State Department spokesman, Phillip Crowley told reporters on Monday, Jul 26.

"And as we"ve highlighted here, the fact that Pakistan is taking aggressive action against insurgents within its own borders reflects their understanding that now insurgents threaten Pakistan as itself," he said suggesting WikiLeaks revelations presented only snapshots of the past.

"So clearly as we"ve said many times if Pakistan wants to convince India that it has made this kind of fundamental change bringing to justice those who are responsible for the Mumbai attack would be a very, very constructive and important step," he said.

Phillip said the US had committed additional resources to help "increase the capacity of both the Afghan and Pakistan Governments to confront violent extremism and gain the trust and confidence of their respective populations."

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