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Pakistan seeks ‘clarification’ of US strike on Afghan Taliban leader on its soil

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was notified of the air strike which took place a day earlier.

By: Reuters | Islamabad | Published: May 22, 2016 2:40 pm
Paksitan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria. (Source: ANI/Twitter) Paksitan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

Pakistan is “seeking clarification” about a US drone strike against Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, after US officials said Mansour was likely killed in an air strike on Pakistani soil.

Also read | Taliban leader Mullah Mansour ‘likely killed’ in US airstrike

“I have seen the reports. We are seeking clarification,” Nafees Zakaria said in a statement. He added that Pakistan wanted the Taliban to return to the negotiating table to end the long war in Afghanistan.

“Military action is not a solution,” he added.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was notified of the air strike which took place a day earlier, but declined to elaborate on the timing of the notification.

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    Deshu
    May 22, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    US is least care about sovereignty of stan as it feeding Terrorists on American money.It is time for UN to go for sanction against stan so that it will see no terrorists Camps exist in stan.Without this stan never learn any lesson. Well done by USA US drone strike against Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour and killing him in attack.
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      andy
      May 22, 2016 at 1:34 pm
      Lol this is new to them
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        satwinder singh
        May 22, 2016 at 1:55 pm
        we seek clarification on terrorists crossing over to india?
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          Shafted mohammed
          May 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm
          What clarification , you breed snakes in your backyard which you should take care but Infact US is taking care of it. The fact is you are playing double game. And fooling the world. You should face sanctions as you are a terrorist state.
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            sdas
            May 22, 2016 at 11:13 am
            " Clarification " - Americans have been hitting pro-stani Taliban INSIDE stan for a decade now ( remember the OBL killing ) and have the leaders of stan just realised that ? Or is it the cancellation of funds hurting their pockets too much ?
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