Afghans Accuse Pakistan of Karzai Plot

Say they have concrete evidence of link to April assassination attempt
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2008 1:08 PM CDT
Afghans Accuse Pakistan of Karzai Plot
Pakistani protesters burn a US flag during a protest rally against Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, June 19, 2008.    (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

(Newser) – Afghanistan publicly accused Pakistan of plotting the April assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai, saying it has evidence linking Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence to the deed. A spokesman said phone records, documents, and confessions from suspects proved the ISI harbored "the real schemers and organizers" behind the attack.

“We don’t guess about the involvement of ISI,” he said. “We are saying it precisely.” Though Pakistan and Afghanistan are officially allies, tensions have run high lately, as Karzai has threatened to send troops across the border to rein in the Taliban and al-Qaeda forces there. (Read more Pakistan stories.)

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