Orgun blast blamed on ISI, Haqqani network
KABUL (Pajhwok): A former official of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) alleged on Thursday the devastating Orgun blast in southeastern Paktika province was planned by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and conducted by the Haqqani network.
Also on Thursday, civil society organisations demanded the government conduct a thorough probe into the explosion to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The call came at a meeting here.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said 42 people were killed and 67 others wounded in Tuesday’s suicide bombing in the district located near Pakistan’s border. Civil society networks in Paktika denounced the attack and the loss of precious lives.
Sherbaz Zadran, a civil society activist, complained senior government officials had failed to express their sympathies with the bereaved families. He said the people of the strategic province had always extended all-out support to the government.
Former NDS official Abdul Qayyum Katawazai told the meeting Pakistan’s ISI was solely responsible for the deadly bombing. “The attack was planned by the Inter-Services Intelligence and implemented by the Haqqani network,” he alleged.
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