Fighting terrorism in South Asia requires common, comprehensive and collaborative solutions, the United States has said in the aftermath of the terror attack in Pakistan’s Quetta city. “It is a regional issue. We are going to continue to work with regional countries, regional partners, to deal with this because it is a common threat to everybody. And it requires common, comprehensive, collaborative solutions,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference Tuesday.
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Kirby was responding to a question on terrorism in South Asia in the aftermath of the attack on a police academy in Quetta that claimed over 60 lives.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who were affected by this. And remember that many of the victims were police cadets, young people who were training and learning to defend their citizens. This is a cowardly, lethal, horrific attack,” he said.
“Sadly, it is not the first time that the people of Pakistan have fallen victim to terrorism. Many soldiers and civilians have died,” he said.
“We remain committed to supporting the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to end the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism and to promote peace and stability,” Kirby said.