Pakistan doth protest too much

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam responded to charges that al Qaeda and Taliban leaders are holing up in its frontier areas by retorting: In fact the only country that has been instrumental in breaking the back of al Qaeda is Pakistan." Meanwhile, the bodies of 25 militants killed in battle in Afghanistan were repatriated ...

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam responded to charges that al Qaeda and Taliban leaders are holing up in its frontier areas by retorting:

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam responded to charges that al Qaeda and Taliban leaders are holing up in its frontier areas by retorting:

In fact the only country that has been instrumental in breaking the back of al Qaeda is Pakistan."

Meanwhile, the bodies of 25 militants killed in battle in Afghanistan were repatriated to their villages in Pakistan today. Hmmm … what does that say about the existence of cross-border attacks?

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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