Embassy bombing: NATO warns against blame game.Byline: Najib Khelwatgar
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Najib Khelwatgar - Jul 9, 2008 - 19:09
KABUL (PAN): NATO spokesman on Wednesday said it was dangerous to blame anyone for the recent massive suicide attack suicide attack suicide n → Selbstmordanschlag m on the Indian embassy in Kabul before proper investigations were concluded.
NATO civil spokesman Mark Laity Mark F Laity (born 1953, Truro, Cornwall) is a NATO spokesman and former BBC correspondent. After schooling, he gained a BA(hons) and MA from the University of York. He later also became a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for Defence Studies, at King's College London. while speaking at a news conference here believed the investigation was not completed thus far and holding any party responsible beforehand was unsafe.
A car bomb on Monday morning rammed into the Indian embassy's gate and killed over forty and wounded almost 140 people in the deadliest attack in Kabul since U.S. forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001.
None has so far claimed the responsibility for the massive blast but a number of officials blamed a foreign intelligence agency for the bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, making a veiled but clear reference to eastern neighbor, Pakistan.
Both interior Ministry and presidential spokesman on Tuesday blamed foreign hands behind the attack but the two has yet to vividly name either Pakistan or its Inter service Intelligence (ISI ISI International Sensitivity Index, see there ).
Addressing a news conference here Hamayun Hamidzada said like the past attacks in the country the recent explosion had left evidence and signs to prove foreign hands behind it.
"The sophistication so·phis·ti·cate
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.
2. of this attack, and the kind of material used and the specific targeting, everything has the hallmark of a particular intelligence agency that has conducted similar attacks inside Afghanistan in the past. We have sufficient evidence to say that," Hamidzada said. "The plan was designed outside Afghanistan and was exported to Afghanistan."
Laity called on the international community to involve people in reconstruction and employment to avoid insecurity.
In 2008, at least 909 people were killed and injured in·jure
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1. To cause physical harm to; hurt.
2. To cause damage to; impair.
3. in different suicide explosions, he added, 228 civilians perished and 484 more sustained injuries in a total of 56 suicide explosions the remaining casualties were local and foreign security personnel.
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