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MPs blame ISI for death of Karzai's advisor

MPs blame ISI for death of Karzai's advisor

Jul 18, 2011 - 17:38

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Members of parliament denounced on Monday the killing of President Hamid Karzai's advisor, accusing the Pakistani spy agency of supporting "terrorist" attacks in Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Talibaninfo-icon insurgents stormed the residence of presidential advisor on tribal affairs Jan Mohammad Khan on Sunday night, killing him and a public representative from Uruzgan province, Mohammad Hashim Watanwal.

All members of Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, or lower house of Parliament, were deeply shocked by the killing of Watanwal and Khan, Deputy Speaker Khalid Pakhtun said.

In addition to the Taliban, Pakistaninfo-icon's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISIinfo-icon) was involved in fomenting violence in Afghanistan, claimed a parliamentarian from Kabul, Mohammad Daud Kalakani.

"I know that Pakistan and Taliban have prepared a hit-list of important figures," he alleged, saying the ISI and the Taliban were jointly running a campaign to kill prominent Afghan citizens.

On July 12, Ahmad Wali Karzai, a half-brother of President Hamid Karzai, was shot dead by his bodyguards’ commander inside his residence in the southern province of Kandahar.

In April, Kandahar police chief Khan Mohammad Mujahid was killed in a suicide bombing. On May 28, Gen. Daud Daud, the commander of the 303rd Pamir Police Zone, died in a suicide blast in Takhar province.

On March 10, Kunduz police chief Abdul Rahman Syedkheli was assassinated in a similar assault. Taliban fighters claimed responsibility for all the attacks.

A public representative from central Parwan province, Haji Almas Zahid claimed: "I can say with certainty that Pakistan is behind every terrorist attack in Afghanistan." However, such acts cannot deter Afghans from stabilising their country, he said.

A legislator from Daikundi province, Siddiqui Zadanili, also blasted ISI for recent deaths in the country. "I'm sure spy services of the neighbouring country are involve in the overnight incident in Kabul."



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