Pakistan’s ISI behind Attack on Indian Embassy: Afghan Envoy to US

Afghan envoy to the US has claimed that Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) was behind the attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul in which 17 people were killed and 76 others injured.

In an interview to the PBS news channel, T Jawad, Afghan Ambassador the US, when asked whether he was pointing the figure at Pakistan for the suicide bombing that took place on Thursday, said, “Yes, we do. We are pointing the finger at the Pakistan intelligence agency, based on the evidence on the ground and similar attack taking place in Afghanistan.”

Though the Karzai government quickly pointed finger towards foreign players in the strike on the Indian embassy early this week, it is for the first time that a top Afghan official has accused the ISI for the attack.

It may be mentioned that for July 2008 attack on the Indian Embassy as well in which 60 people were killed, the Afghan government held ISI responsible.

The Afghan Ambassador also supported the report of General Stanley McChrystal, Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, which recommends some 40,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

This is necessary to secure the country, Jawad said.

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