Taliban Threatens Aid Workers as Flooding Continues

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Aid workers are on alert in Pakistan after warnings of possible Taliban attacks against foreigners helping with flood relief in the country.

The Taliban said Thursday that the presence of foreign relief workers in Pakistan is unacceptable and hinted that attacks would be launched.

The U.S. State Department said it is aware of the recent threat and taking it seriously

"[Potentially targeting foreign relief workers] just underscores the bankrupt vision that these extremists have," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley.

At least 8 million flood victims in Pakistan still need emergency assistance. The Christian relief group World Vision is in the country providing aid, among several other groups.

World Vision advocay manager Mike Bailey told CBN News the biggest problems is getting aid to the victims.

"Everybody is doing their best, but their best isn't getting everywhere," he said. "In the northern province, the one that was hit over three weeks ago, the estimates are as many as half the people that were affected still haven't been reached with any aid at all."

"The numbers that we are reaching now as an international community are still very much smaller than the people in need," Bailey added.

Bailey also described the dangerous conditions his workers have seen in the relief camps in Pakistan. Click play for his comments.

Meanwhile, floodwaters have broken through a levee in southern Pakistan, endangering three more towns.

Wednesday, the Indus River breached the Sur Jani embankment in southern Sindh province, jeopardizing the towns of Sujawal, Daro and Mir Pur Batoro.

Officials have urged those who have not already evacuated to leave the area. Aid workers are continuously fighting to keep disease from spreading through displacement camps.

So far, about 17 million Pakistanis have been affected by the flooding.

The Christian relief agency , which has been working in Pakistan for decades, is currently in the area providing aid to victims.

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