A US intelligence report that al-Qaida is regrouping in northwestern Pakistan is unsubstantiated, Pakistan said, and asked Washington to provide it with "actionable intelligence."
"We would firmly act to eliminate any al-Qaida hide-out on the basis of specific intelligence or information," the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
"It does not help simply to make assertions about the presence or regeneration of al-Qaida in bordering areas of Pakistan. What is needed is concrete and actionable information and intelligence sharing," the ministry said in a statement.
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