Pakistan leader says militants could exploit flood

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 19, 2010 18:48

ISLAMABAD – Islamist terrorists may exploit the chaos and misery caused by the floods in Pakistan to gain new recruits, the country's president said Thursday.

Asif Ali Zardari's remarks were echoed by US Sen. John Kerry, who toured some of the worst hit areas and visited a relief camp alongside the president.

"All these catastrophes give strength to forces who do not want a state structure," Zardari said. "There is a possibility that the negative forces would exploit the situation. Like they would take the babies who have been made orphans and take them to their camps and train them as the terrorists of tomorrow."


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