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US Praises Pakistan Cooperation In Mumbai Attacks Probe

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Originally published on GroundReport.com, the citizen journalism site covering world news from the ground up.

By Imran Schah

NEW DELHI-- US Secretary of State for South Asia Richard Boucher, after meeting the Indian defense minister Shiv Shankar Menon, spoke to the media, saying that Pakistan has done well so far in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, banning the Jamat-u-Dawa and apprehending the people related to banned groups.

But Boucher added that Pakistan will have to do more, and that a long term policy is essential.

He also said the US is doing its best to deescalate the tensions between the two nuclear rivals, Pakistan and India.

Tensions were high again after the confirmation Wednesday by Pakistan defense advisor Mehmood Ali Durrani that captured Mumbai terrorist Ajmal Qasab is a Pakistani national, though no official citizenship records had been found.

Pakistan again reiterated its pledge to assist Indian authorities in the probe of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

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