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UK to give counterterror aid to Somalia, Pakistan

The British government is proposing to set aside around 4.8 million pounds (USD 7.7 million) to enhance counter-terrorism capabilities in Pakistan and northern Somalia.



London: The British government is proposing to set aside around 4.8 million pounds (USD 7.7 million) to enhance counter-terrorism capabilities in Pakistan and northern Somalia.

Foreign Secretary William Hague detailed the plans to donate equipment and fund training and mentoring programmes in written statements to lawmakers on Tuesday.

He said the government wants to give 3.5 million pounds to support Pakistan`s police and military to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices.
Separate assistance to the semi-autonomous Somali region of Somali land would amount to around 1.3 million pounds and go toward helping aviation and border authorities counter terrorist threats and toward building police capabilities.

The assistance will be approved as long as no lawmakers object before December 5.

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