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“Though the epicenter of this threat lies in India’s neighborhood, it reaches far and wide all across the world as we have seen time and again and most recently a few weeks back in Times Square,” he said.

Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani American, has been arrested in connection with the failed Times Square bombing plot.

U.S. officials publicly express frustration with Pakistan’s selective campaign against terrorist groups. While acknowledging Pakistan’s effort, they say this does not target groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, the Haqqani network and the Pakistani Taliban that pose threats to India, Afghanistan and to some extent the U.S.