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Pakistan fight on extremists undeterred by bomb: Qureshi

world Updated: Oct 28, 2009 16:24 IST

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Pakistan's resolve to fight Islamist militants has not been shaken by a massive bomb attack that killed 80 people in the northwest city of Peshawar, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.

"Sixty innocent lives were lost and some have been injured," Shah Mehmood Qureshi told a joint news conference with visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Islamabad.

"We are facing this on a daily basis but the resolve and the determination will not be shaken. People who are carrying out such heinous crimes want to shake our resolve," said Qureshi.

"We will not buckle, we will fight you. We will fight you because we want stability and peace in Pakistan," he added.

Officials in Peshawar put the death toll at 80 from the car bomb that devastated a packed marketplace.