Islamabad: The United States offers sincere condolences to the people and Government of Pakistan, and especially to the Pakistani military, for the soldiers killed and wounded in the fight against militants in Khyber Agency yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who fell.
The people of Pakistan and the American people together face the threat of violent extremists who use the bullet rather than the ballot to impose their will. The American people stand with all Pakistanis in confronting the common threat of violent extremism.
We particularly honour the service of the men and women of the Pakistani armed forces, who have sacrificed so much. Their bravery and service honours us all, and we send them our prayers and support.
Contact: Mark Stroh, Embassy Spokesman (0308-555-0591)
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