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Afghanistan accuses Pakistani intelligence of the terrorist attack against the Indian embassy

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A suicide bomb attack on the Indian Embassy in the Afghan capital bore all the hallmarks of a foreign intelligence agency, Afghanistan’s presidential spokesman said on Tuesday in a likely reference to Pakistan.:

Afghanistan has accused Pakistani agents of being behind the April assassination attempt against President Hamid Karzai, a mass jail break in Kandahar last month and a string of other attacks.

Karzai threatened last month to send troops across the border to attack militants there if Pakistan did not take action.

Talibans have denied they had any kind of responsibility in the attack in which 30 people were killed, among them a military attaché from the embassy and a diplomat.

Yesterday, Pakistan rejected those accusations.

The situation is worsened as time goes by: Mr. Rashid, 59, has just published his fourth book, “Descent into Chaos, The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia,” a caustic review of the mistakes by the Bush administration in tackling Islamic militancy.

The Bush administration, he said, was too gentle with Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, after he pledged to support the antiterrorism campaign after 9/11. “The Americans never said strongly enough that Pakistan had to stop supporting the Taliban — that was because Musharraf was giving them the Al Qaeda types,” capturing a few top Qaeda operatives and handing them over to the United States. Mr. Bush should have insisted that Musharraf quash the Taliban too, he said.

(…)The Pakistani Army and Pakistan’s powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency protected the Afghan Taliban in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, as “a strategic asset” for use in the future as a buffer against India, he said.

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  1. […] Narayanan has made this statement public after Afghan civil servants suggested Pakistani ISI was behind the attack, althought they did not refer to…. […]

  2. […] very interesting, but those two paragraphs are the most important for me. Because this is not the first time Pakistani intelligence is accused of being behing a terrorist attack. It is not the first time India accuses Pakistan of that same […]

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  4. […] very interesting, but those two paragraphs are the most important for me. Because this is not the first time Pakistani intelligence is accused of being behing a terrorist attack. It is not the first time India accuses Pakistan of that same […]


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