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Updated: March 3, 2010 13:05 IST

Official says Pakistan group behind Kabul attacks

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Saleem Mohammed alias Yusuf a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative. File photo: PTI.
Saleem Mohammed alias Yusuf a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative. File photo: PTI.

An Afghan intelligence official is blaming the Pakistan—based militant group Lashkar—e—Taiba for last week’s car bomb and suicide attacks that killed 16 people in the heart of the capital, Kabul.

The Afghan Taliban have already claimed responsibility.

Lashkar—e—Taiba is the same group India blames for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people, further souring relations between nuclear—armed rivals India and Pakistan.

Saeed Ansari, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security, said on Tuesday that his agency has evidence that Pakistanis were involved in the attacks on Kabul guest houses frequented by Indians and other foreigners. Six Indians were among the dead in the attacks.

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