The U.S. has said it will continue to press Islamabad to “squeeze” the al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network, as Afghanistan blamed the Pakistan-based group for the latest brazen attacks in Kabul.

Declaring “there were indications of Haqqani involvement” , Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she had pressed Pakistan to “squeeze” the Haqqani network when she visited Islamabad last October. “I will continue to make that point, and press it hard,” Ms. Clinton was quoted as saying . She described the outfit as a “determined foe”.

Afghan Interior Minister Mohammadi had told newsmen in Kabul that one of the militants arrested during the latest attacks had told the authorities that al-Qaeda linked Haqqani network was behind the assaults.

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