Hamid Karzai hints Pak’s hand in suicide bombings

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Kabul: Taking strict note of the suicide attack on Afghan intelligence chief, the Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that he would take up the issue with Pakistan as the conspiracy was hatched in Quetta.

On Saturday, the Afghan intelligence chief was injured in suicidal attack to which Karzai has taken strong note.

However Karzai diplomatically avoid any direct attack on the Pakistani dispensation but said asserted of carrying forward with the Pak government.

On Thursday, a suicide bomber impersonating as peace messenger injured Afghanistan’s intelligence chief, Asadullah Khalid, even as the two countries are initiating the reconciliatory measures.

“Of course we will be seeking clarification from Pakistan because we know this man who came in the name of a guest to meet Asadullah Khalid came from Pakistan. We know that for a fact,” said Karzai.
“We will be firmly and clearly seeking clarification and asking for any information that they may have.”

The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, although it often makes exaggerated claims about attacks on foreign troops or government targets.

‘Apparently the Taliban claimed responsibility like many other attacks but such a complicated attack and a bomb hidden inside his body, this is not Taliban work,” Karzai said.

“It’s a completely professional (job) … Taliban cannot do that and there are bigger and professional hands involved in it.”

Karzai said he would discuss the issue with Pakistani officials during a meeting in Turkey.
“This is a very important issue for us and we hope that the Pakistan government in this regard gives us accurate information and cooperates seriously, so the doubts we have end,” he said.

It is learnt that Kabul and Islamabad have seen strained relations with both side counter-accusations.

Kabul has been vehemently asserting that Pakistan’s intelligence agency backs Afghan insurgent groups against the interest of the country.


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