Kabul’s envoy alleges Pak hand in hotel attack; tweets allegation
With two major attacks rocking Afghanistan, country’s top envoy has now alleged that it was Pakistan’s spy agency ISI that trained a terrorist involved in the attack on Kabul’s renowned Intercontinental Hotel leading to over 20 people getting people killed.
Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mahmoud Saikal, made the serious allegation against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in a tweet.
His tweet read, “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 Afghan authorities”.
It need be recalled that it was on January 20 that Taliban men armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel and killed around 25 people.
A mid-level diplomat at the Afghan Embassy in the US has alleged that the attack was planned by Pakistan.
It need be mentioned that the hotel attack was followed by a Taliban-claimed ambulance bombing on January 27 in the Afghan capital that claimed over 100 lives.
US President Donald Trump also asked all countries to take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supported them.>