May 18th, 2010
08:15 AM ET

U.S. officials to visit Pakistan in Times Square probe

CIA Director Leon Panetta and National Security Adviser James Jones are traveling to Pakistan to meet with officials there about the status of the Times Square bombing investigation, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

Panetta and Jones departed Monday night, the official said. They also plan to discuss efforts to prevent future terrorist attacks in their meetings there, the official added.

The U.S. government wants to see continued Pakistani cooperation in determining what role the Pakistani Taliban may have played in assisting Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the botched Times Square car bombing in New York City. Shahzad is a naturalized U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent.

Washington also wants an aggressive push by Pakistani authorities to take action against al Qaeda-linked groups in the tribal areas.


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