Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Pakistan is not behind the suicide car-bombing that ripped through the Indian embassy in Kabul, killing 41 people and wounding 139, the country’s prime minister said on Tuesday.
Afghan authorities had suggested that Monday’s attack was coordinated with foreign agents in the region, a likely reference to Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani said that was not true.
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“We need a stable Afghanistan,” he said on the sidelines of an Islamic summit in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.
“Certainly, why should Pakistan destabilise Afghanistan? It is in our interest, a stable Afghanistan. We want stability in the region,” he told reporters, adding that Pakistan itself was a victim of terrorism.
Over the weekend, a suicide bomb attack in Pakistani capital Islamabad killed 18 people and wounded nearly 50. The attack was on Pakistani police guarding Islamists marking the anniversary of an army commando raid on Islamabad’s Red Mosque.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 4:24 am