Pakistan dismisses US declassified documents' claims

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that allegations in the media on Pakistan's involvement with Haqqani network are "preposterous".

PTI| Updated: Apr 15, 2016, 22:49 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday dismissed as "preposterous" the claims in a declassified US cable about its involvement in a suicide bombing at a CIA base in Afghanistan in 2009 that killed seven American agents and contractors.

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said that allegations in the media on Pakistan's involvement with Haqqani network are "preposterous".

"In fact, we were shocked and deeply saddened when precious American lives were lost at the Chapman facility in 2009 in an unfortunate attack that was later claimed by TTP in a publicly available video, featuring the suicide bomber with the leader of the TTP," Zakaria said in a statement.

The spokesperson said that it would be further recalled that over the past years, Pakistan has through a series of military operations, severely damaged and weakened the TTP and other militant and terrorist organizations.

"We wish to remind that Pakistan is among the biggest victims of terrorism, having lost tens of thousands of innocent lives, including over five thousand valiant personnel of law enforcement agencies, and economic losses to the tune of a hundred billion dollars," he said.

Pakistan is determined to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and has taken action against all terrorist elements, without discrimination, he added.