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Pakistan hits back at US critics

Pakistan's foreign minister has lashed out at the US for accusing the country's most powerful intelligence agency of supporting extremist attacks against American troops in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar condemned the allegations and warned the US that it risks losing Pakistan as an ally.

She said the US cannot afford to alienate the Pakistani government or its people, and if it does so, it will be at Washington's cost.

Ms Khar spoke to Geo TV from New York City following Congressional testimony about Pakistan from the top US military officer.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency of "exporting violence" to Afghanistan.

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