Afghan President Hamid Karzai has directly accused Pakistani agents for
the first time of planning the deadly bombing at the Indian embassy in
Kabul last week.
Mr. Karzai said Monday that the bombing was
among a series of recent attacks planned by Pakistani intelligence and
military agents. The embassy attack killed more than 40 people last
Among the other violence he blamed on Pakistan was a
suicide bombing that killed 24 people in Uruzgan province Sunday and
the killing of two Afghan women in Gazni province.
Mr. Karzai did not offer any evidence to support his accusations.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has denied Pakistan's involvement in
the embassy bombing. He says his country is not interested in
President Karzai raised alarm in
Pakistan last month when he threatened to send troops into Pakistan to
fight militants there. He said Afghanistan would take action if
Islamabad failed to address cross-border attacks.
government has tried low-level talks with militant leaders to try to
ease the violence in its border regions. After Mr. Karzai's threat,
Pakistani officials said they also would use military force.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.