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Recent India-Pak conflict arose due to terrorists that departed from Pakistan: Pompeo

WASHINGTON: The fresh India-Pakistan battle arose because of terrorists that departed from Pakistan, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said Friday, asking Islamabad to stop "harbouring" terrorists.

He was once relating to the recent escalation in tensions between the two nuclear states following the deadly February 14 assault carried out via Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that left 40 workforce lifeless.

"We saw what happened with India, the conflict that arose there as a result of terrorists that departed from Pakistan. We need the Pakistanis to step up. They need to stop harbouring terrorists," Pompeo instructed Fox and Friends in an interview.

He said the Trump administration has taken motion towards Pakistan that no different previous governments have taken.

However, he said, "We need Pakistan to do more. They have to stop harbouring these terrorists."

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