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Pakistan insists will deal 'firmly' with militants: Trump adviser

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promises to crack down on militant groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, Donald Trump's said Monday.

Bolton tweeted that he had spoken with Pakistan's and "the FM assured me that would deal firmly with all terrorists and will continue steps to deescalate tensions with "

has long accused of covertly backing attacks by guerrillas in

In February, JeM, or the group, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian paramilitary members, triggering cross-border air raids and a surge in political tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

Bolton said that during his talks with Qureshi he'd set out "to encourage meaningful steps against and other terrorist groups operating from Pakistan."

The latest Pakistani reassurances came as US met in with the Indian foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, and urged Pakistan to take "meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil," Pompeo's said.

Pompeo's said that during the secretary of state's talks with Gokhale they "discussed the importance of bringing those responsible for the (February) attack to justice.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 04:51 IST