Karzai says Pakistan behind Indian embassy bomb

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  1. poncho

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    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday Pakistani agents were behind the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul last week, the first time he has directly accused Pakistan of involvement in the suicide attack that killed 58 people.

    Afghan officials have previously said the July 7 attack bore all the hallmarks of a foreign intelligence agency but stopped short of naming any country.

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    Karzai said in an interview broadcast on Monday he favoured good ties with Pakistan, but added there were "elements in Pakistan's intelligence and Pakistan's army" who did not want a stable Afghanistan.

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    A foreign intelligence agency using terrorism? Pakistani ISI, the CIA's lovechild? "Our ally in the "global war on terror" using terrorism?

    Well, I'd never have believed it possible.
     
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    Considering the recent history of the two nations, there's at least a 50/50 chance he' right.
     
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    India is saying the same thing...

    NSA confirms ISI role in Kabul attack

    NEW DELHI: India on Saturday confirmed that Pakistan's infamous ISI had a definite role in the Kabul bomb attack on the Indian embassy. ( Watch )

    National Security Adviser, M K Narayanan said on Saturday: "We not only suspect but we have a fair amount of intelligence (on the involvement of Pakistan)." In fact, intelligence intercepts have been very specific on the ISI involvement. Even now, said sources, there is fresh intelligence about threats to India's missions in Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad.

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