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US ‘Encouraged’ by Pakistan’s Plan to Probe Pathankot Attack

US has said it is encouraged by the fact that the Pakistan government has condemned the Pathankot terror attack.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seen here at a meeting in Washington in October 2015.(Photo: PTI)

The US has said it is encouraged by the fact that the Pakistan government has condemned the Pathankot terror attack and promised an investigation.

Our expectation is that investigation will be thorough and complete and as transparent as possible. But in terms of its progress and where they are, you’d have to talk to Pakistani authorities on it. We’re encouraged by the fact that the Pakistani Government condemned the attack and said that they would investigate.

John Kirby, State Department Spokesman

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Kirby said that the US would like the two countries to continue with their peace talks.

Last week US Secretary of State John Kerry asked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to find out the truth about the attack and stressed on the need to stay focused on the pressing challenge of terrorism in the region.

Kirby added that Kerry, during his call with Sharif on January 9, encouraged India and Pakistan to work bilaterally to continue discussions and to try to work through these problems.

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