Pakistan Aided Kabul Embassy Attack: US

Messages between militants and spy agency intercepted
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2008 5:33 AM CDT
Afghan police officers stand guard at the entrance gate of the Indian Embassy in central Kabul.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – American intelligence has determined that members of Pakistan's powerful spy agency helped to plan July's bombing of the Indian embassy in Kabul, reports the New York Times. US authorities based their findings on intercepted messages between the attackers and Pakistani intelligence officers. American officials also obtained new evidence that the Pakistanis have provided information to militants, helping them to escape ahead of US air strikes.

Only days after the attack, India accused Pakistan's spy agency of orchestrating the attack. Washington would not detail exactly what material they intercepted or how much support the Pakistanis offered the militants, but the findings confirmed long-held suspicions. "There was a sense that there was finally direct proof," said one State Department official.