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Will hunt terrorists from Pak to Paris, says Obama

About 40 lawmakers mainly Democrats waved yellow pencils during the speech to show solidarity with the victims.

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi |
January 22, 2015 4:37:34 am

By: Lalit K Jha

US President Barack Obama today vowed to hunt down terrorists from “a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris” and called on Congress to approve new war powers against Islamic State militants.

“We stand united with people around the world who’ve been targeted by terrorists — from a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris,” Obama said in the annual State of the Union Address, ahead of his visit to India.

About 40 lawmakers — mainly Democrats — waved yellow pencils during the speech to show solidarity with the victims of the recent Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the suicide assault at a Peshawar school last month.

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