Post Kabul attack, US asks Pakistan to expel Taliban leaders

Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 11:40 IST | Agencies

The US has asked Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror attacks across the border in Afghanistan, days after the militant group attacked a landmark hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead

The White House statement came after the Taliban claimed respons-ibility for the attack at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul. Pic/AFP
The White House statement came after the Taliban claimed respons-ibility for the attack at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul. Pic/AFP

The US has asked Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel Taliban leaders who are carrying out terror attacks across the border in Afghanistan, days after the militant group attacked a landmark hotel in Kabul that left 22 people dead.

The terse White House statement came after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a major terror attack at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul on Saturday that killed at least 22 people, including 14 foreigners and eight Afghans."We call on Pakistan to immediately arrest or expel the Taliban's leaders and prevent the group from using Pakistani territory to support its operations," said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

"In Afghanistan, where terrorists attacked a hotel in Kabul, such attacks on civilians only strengthen our resolve to support our Afghan partners," Sanders said. Pakistan is facing mounting pressure from the US to take action against terror groups.

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No. of people killed in the attack

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