UPDATE 1-US sees threat to foreign aid workers in Pakistan

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WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (BestGrowthStock) – Foreign aid workers and
Pakistani ministries responding to the floods in Pakistan may
be targeted by militants, the U.S. State Department said on
Thursday.

“We have information of … potential targeting of foreign
relief workers in Pakistan as well as government ministries,”
U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters.

“Without getting into intelligence matters, we are in
possession of threat information,” he said. “We are talking to
and working with the government of Pakistan to do everything we
can to make sure that our disaster response and Pakistan’s
disaster response can continue in light of this threat.”

Pakistan ordered fresh evacuations from Sindh province on
Thursday as the country struggled to bring relief to millions
already displaced by flooding.

Floodwaters are beginning to recede across the country, but
because of high tides in the Arabian Sea and the possibility of
more rain, the risk of flooding remains in the southern
province of Sindh.

UPDATE 1-US sees threat to foreign aid workers in Pakistan