Delegation to hand over evidence on Kabul terror attacks to Islamabad
A high-level Afghan delegation comprising the Interior Minister and the intelligence chief on Wednesday arrived in Pakistan to hand over evidence related to the recent attacks in Kabul, Tolo News reported, citing an Afghan presidential palace source.
The evidence will be shared with the Pakistan Army, the source claimed, without providing further details.
Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal said the Afghan team, comprising Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak and National Directorate of Security chief Masoom Stanekzai, visited Islamabad with a message from President Ashraf Ghani, Dawn reported.
The visit comes amid anger in Afghanistan over an attack on a luxury hotel and a car bomb in the capital, Kabul, that killed more than 120 people, which the government has blamed on Haqqani network militants believed to operate out of Pakistan.
Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Mahmoud Saikal on Monday accused Pakistan’s spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), of training a terrorist involved in the attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel.
“Abdul Qahar, father of one of the terrorists involved in last week attack on #Kabul Intercontinental Hotel, concedes his son was trained in Chaman of #Balochistan Province of #Pakistan by the Inter-Services Intelligence of Pakistan. Qahar is currently in custody of Afg authorities,” he tweeted.
In November, Pakistan handed to Afghanistan 27 people suspected of belonging to the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani network, a spokesman for the country’s Foreign Office said on Monday.