Clinton pledges more help for Pakistan; condemns suicide attack
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday pledged more help for the victims of the massive flooding that has engulfed Pakistan, dpa reported.
The United States has provided an immediate 10 million dollars for relief efforts and emergency supplies, and the US military was using helicopters to ferry hundreds of people from the disaster zone, Clinton said.
"This represents just the start of our efforts. We will continue to help Pakistan in the days and weeks ahead," Clinton said.
Pakistan has been devastated by a series of flood during the past week that have left an estimated 1,500 people dead and many more homeless. The flash floods were the worst in more than 80 years.
Meanwhile, a suicide attack Wednesday in the city of Peshawar killed three people, including a senior police official.
"Violence like this is abhorrent at any time, but especially at this time of crisis for the Pakistani people," Clinton said. "And I want to convey the condolences of the American people to the Pakistani people on behalf of everything they are confronting."