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The explosions provoked senior government officials in Xinjiang to publicly claim for the first time in recent years that the attackers had been trained in explosives in ETIM/TIP camps run by Chinese separatists in the Waziristan tribal regions of Pakistan.
The Chinese allegation was described by many in the diplomatic circles of Islamabad as a clear sign of the growing impatience of Beijing with Islamabad's failure to control radical groups operating within its borders.
As China accuses separatists trained in Pakistani terror camps of being behind the recent bomb blasts in Xinjiang province, Islamabad comes under mounting pressure, throwing serious question marks over its relationship with China, reports Amir Mir from Islamabad.
The United States is close to deciding on whether to label the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist group, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday amid calls for a tougher stance on militants accused of series of high-profile attacks.
“We are in the final, formal review that has to be undertaken to make a government-wide decision to designate the network as a foreign terrorist organisation,” Clinton told reporters in an appearance with Egypt’s visiting foreign minister.
United States State Secretary Hillary Clinton on Friday announced that her country has already had a first round of negotiations with the Haqqani network, the group of militants Washington blames for the attack on the US embassy in Kabul in September. The announcement comes a day after the US State Secretary warned that the Afghan and Pakistani insurgents that do not wish to cooperate to make Afghanistan a peaceful and secured land will suffer consequences as tough measures would be taken against them.