02 June 2017

News Story: Pakistan rejects Afghanistan's allegations about Kabul attack

ISLAMABAD, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Thursday rejected allegations that Pakistani security agency was involved in the recent deadliest attack in Kabul that killed nearly 80 people and injured 350 others.

The Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security(NDS), in a statement alleged that the blast was carried out by the Haqqani Network with the "direct help of the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI."

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. Taliban had denied involvement.

The Pakistani Foreign Office strongly rejected as baseless the Afghan allegations that Pakistan is behind the recent terrorist attack in Kabul.

"The accusatory approach is unhelpful towards efforts to peace," Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said at his weekly briefing.

"Pakistan itself has suffered immensely from terrorism and it has given unparalleled sacrifices in the war on the menace."

Read the full story at Xinhua