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PM Sharif calls visit to Switzerland after spike in violence

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 20:29

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday cancelled his visit to Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in the wake of a spike in terror attacks, including a bombing that killed 22 Pakistani troops.

"Our nation is united against extremism and terrorism and the sacrifices rendered by our citizens and personnel of law-enforcement agencies will not go in vain," an official statement quoted Sharif as saying.

Earlier, the premier strongly condemned the bomb attack on a military convoy at Bannu in the restive north-west that killed 22 soldiers and injured 38 more.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said they would continue targeting security forces.

First Published: Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 20:29
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