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Islamabad Denies Russian Allegations of Terrorists Training in Pakistan

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Pakistan has denied allegations by Moscow that militants have been training on Pakistani territory to carry out terrorist attacks in Russia and the former Soviet central Asian nations. A foreign ministry spokesman ,Jalil Abbas Jilani , in Islamabad on Saturday said there are no militant training facilities in Pakistan. He said the role and sacrifices made by Islamabad, a key US ally in the war on terror, have been acknowledged by the international community.

His comments come one day after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow had information that people are being trained in Afghanistan and Pakistan with the help of Taleban insurgents to carry out attacks inside Russia. He also alleged that militants have already crossed into the Fergana Valley of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

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