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US denounces Quetta attack, offers Pakistan cooperation

WASHINGTON: The United States offered cooperation to Pakistan in catching the culprits responsible for the deadly Quetta bombing and decried the terrorist attack which killed seventy people. 

While giving a briefing in Washington, the spokesperson for the US State Department condemned the Quetta blast and said that two important pillars of democracy, journalism and judiciary were targeted. The spokesperson expressed sympathy with the ones who had lost their relatives in the attack and said that such incidents only strengthened the resolve to fight militancy around the world.

The spokesperson also said that the United States was with Pakistan in the war against terrorism and would not attempt to exploit the Quetta bombings politically. In response to a question, Elizabeth Trudeau, the spokesperson for the US State Department, said that the US was concerned about violence in Kashmir but it wanted the issue to be resolved through dialogue between India and Pakistan.

The terrorist attack in Quetta on Monday killed seventy people and injured scores of others. The incident was condemned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, CM and Governor Balochistan, PTI chief Imran Khan and various other Pakistani politicians and personalities.

The Islamic State group (Daesh) claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack

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