Thursday, July 31, 2008

ISI's Role in Kabul Attack?

Pakistanis Aided Attack in Kabul, U.S. Officials Say
New York times, August 1, 2008

WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have concluded that members of Pakistan’s powerful spy service helped plan the deadly July 7 bombing of India’s embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to United States government officials.

The conclusion was based on intercepted communications between Pakistani intelligence officers and militants who carried out the attack, the officials said, providing the clearest evidence to date that Pakistani intelligence officers are actively undermining American efforts to combat militants in the region.

The American officials also said there was new information showing that members of the Pakistani intelligence service were increasingly providing militants with details about the American campaign against them, in some cases allowing militants to avoid American missile strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas.

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For Pakistan's response, See Pakistan denies Embassy bomb accusation - CNN
Pakistan vows to 'weed out' pro-Taliban agents - AFP
Also See:
Analysis: ISI in a democratic milieu — Lt. Gen. (r) Talat Masood - Daily Times
CIA chief conveyed concerns over ISI - Dawn
Pakistan's Spies Elude Its Government - TIME
"Reform of Pakistan's Intelligence Services" - The News

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