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US vows to stand by Pervez

Reiterating its support for Pak prez, US said the recent assassination attempts on him underline the need to continue the war on terror.

india Updated: Dec 29, 2003 17:56 IST

Reiterating its support to Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, United States has said the recent assassination bids on him underlines the need to continue the war on terror.

"It's a reminder that the war on terrorism continues," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.

"President Musharraf has been a strong partner in our global war on terrorism. We will continue to work with him on our global efforts," he said.

The Pakistani General survived two back-to-back assassination bids in Rawalpindi on Christmas Day.

Musharraf was not hurt, but the blasts near a petrol pump killed 15 people and injured 46, including several policemen.

The attack was the second attempt on Musharraf's life in less than two weeks.

In a televised address, the Pakistan President blamed terrorists and communal forces for the attempt on his life and vowed to "cleanse the country of these extremists."

First Published: Dec 29, 2003 12:00 IST