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Documents about attack on Khalid handed to Pakistan

Documents about attack on Khalid handed to Pakistan

Dec 14, 2012 - 14:22

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai has handed documents about last week’s attack on the Afghan spymaster to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, his office said on Friday.

Immediately after the incident, Kabul alleged the assassination attempt on National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) head Asadullah Khalid was planned in Pakistaninfo-icon’s southwestern Balochistan province.

Islamabad, rejecting the charge as unfounded, asked Kabul to avoid the blame game and share evidence it has about Pakistan’s involvement in the raid that fuelled new tensions between the neighbours.

At a joint press conference on Thursday night with US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in Kabul, the president said he had raised the issue with Zardari during his just-concluded visit to Turkey.

A copy of the documents was also given to the Turkish president. In a joint Declaration, Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistan said a working group would be set up to probe the attack on Khalid.

Calling the bombing an attempt at derailing dialogue between the neighbours, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said both Kabul and Islamabad had renewed their determination to work together for addressing issues of mutual concern.

Zardari, who denounced the life attempt on the NDS chief, insisted Pakistan had no link to the bombing. “The terrorists don’t want the governments, to get together and to be able to lead our nations to peace.”


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