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Pakistan FO rebuffs Afghan intelligence’ claim concerning terror attack in Kandahar

Islamabad, July 20: Pakistan’s foreign office (FO) has on Friday dismissed Afghanistan intelligence agency’s accusation that the recent terror attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday, was couped in Pakistan.

In a tweet, FO spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said, “Pakistan rejects baseless accusations concerning recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan,” after the intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), claimed the terror attack on Kandahar police headquarters was plotted in Pakistan’s province of Balochistan’s city Chaman.

Reportedly, twelve people including nine civilians were killed in the terror attack which was claimed by the insurgent group Taliban, according to Dawn news reports.

As per Afghan media, the NDS also released alleged audio of a conversation between the plotters and attackers.

“The public blame-game is contrary to the spirit of the understanding between the leadership of the two countries to address issues through close coordination amongst relevant agencies,” the FO spokesman said.

He also reiterated Islamabad condemns all such acts of terrorism in its neighbour nation and hopes both sides would remain in diplomacy and continue working closely together for durable peace in the war-torn nation and the region.

The US state department released a statement last week at the conclusion of Russia, China, and the United States trilateral consultation over the Afghan peace process.

The statement said the three nations “welcomed Pakistan joining the consultation and believe that Pakistan can play an important role in facilitating peace in Afghanistan”.


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