US Implicates Pakistani Agents in Kabul Bomb Attack
US officials accuse the Pakistani government of aiding terrorists. Officials here also said that they have solid evidence implicating the Pakistani government's intelligence agency, which has been accused of aiding terrorism before on numerous occasions by the Indian government as well.
U.S. officials are accusing Pakistan's primary intelligence service of helping to carry out last month's bomb attack on India's embassy in Afghanistan. U.S. newspapers reported that American intelligence agencies claim they have evidence linking Pakistani agents to the attackers. VOA's Barry Newhouse reports from Islamabad.
Pakistan's shadowy Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, or ISI, has been accused before of planning attacks in India and Afghanistan. But Friday's news reports appear to be the first time that U.S. officials have publicly stated they have evidence of Pakistani involvement.
Afghan security force and medical personnel assist survivors as they arrive at scene of suicide bombing outside Indian Embassy in Kabul, 07 Jul 2008The New York Times and the Washington Post newspapers report that U.S. officials say U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted communications between militants and what they say were Pakistani government agents about the July 7 bombing that killed 41 people at India's embassy in Kabul.
It is truly a shame that Pakistan continues to commit such acts of terrorism behind the world's back. The government claims that it fights terrorism and yet sponsors and aids terrorism. Very recently Pakistan's new prime minister was in the US and he publicly declared that Pakistan would continue to fight terrorism. The government must rethink the billions of dollars that it gives the Pakistani government to fight terrorism because that very money is being used to sponsor terrorism instead.