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Afghanistan has accused "foreign intelligence services" of being behind an attack targeting presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah that killed 12 people, in a veiled reference to Pakistan. Abdullah survived the assassination attempt on Friday when two blasts, including a suicide bombing, hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul ahead of next weekend's hotly contested run-off election.

"Initial investigations indicate foreign intelligence services were involved in this incident through [Pakistan-based militant group] Lashkar-e-Taiba in an organised manner, and the terrorists were aiming to disrupt the election," Afghanistan's national security council said in a statement.

Pakistan was the main supporter of the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan, and Afghan officials have long voiced suspicions about connections between the hardline movement and Islamabad's powerful intelligence services.

Sunday's accusation comes after Afghanistan said last week that it was pulling out of security talks in Islamabad in anger at cross-border attacks blamed on the Pakistani army, which it said were designed to disrupt the second round of its presidential election

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Re: Foreign intelligence accused of Afghanistan assassination attempt
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 06:23:34 PM »
I'm sure Obama will be glad to send them all the bandaids, brooms, blankets and other non-lethal aid they need......send the FEMA Director over there with Joe Biden to see what they can do to help........


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