Pakistan intelligence aided in Kabul blast: reportsThe US has determined that Pakistan's spy agency, the ISI ISI International Sensitivity Index, see there , helped plan the fatal bombing at India's embassy in Kabul last month, US media reported Friday, citing unnamed US officials.
"The Indians are absolutely convinced it's true, and they're right," an unnamed US official told the Wall Street Journal.
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On Wednesday, the Times reported that a senior CIA CIA: see Central Intelligence Agency.
(1) (Confidentiality Integrity Authentication) The three important concerns with regards to information security. Encryption is used to provide confidentiality (privacy, secrecy). official confronted Pakistani officials this month with evidence of ties between the ISI and Haqqani.
A Pakistani military spokesman called that report "unfounded, baseless and malicious." US officials would not comment on it.
Friday, the Times said intercepted communications had provided "the clearest evidence to date that Pakistani intelligence officers are actively undermining American efforts to combat militants in the region."
Officials also told the paper that the ISI was feeding militants in the tribal areas Tribal Areas can refer to:
The ISI has long been assumed to maintain ties to militant groups it supported during fights against the Soviets and India, while also helping the Americans with the occasional arrest of a top Al-Qaeda figure.
Any rift between the US and Pakistani intelligence agencies reflects deepening US frustration over Islamabad's role in a worsening insurgency in Afghanistan, analysts said Thursday.
"The administration I think has finally come to the conclusion that it needs to have more transparence about what the ISI and the army are up to," said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer, referring to the Pakistani military's Inter-Services Intelligence Noun 1. Inter-Services Intelligence - the Pakistan intelligence agency; a powerful and almost autonomous political and military force; has procured nuclear technology and delivery capabilities; has had strong ties with the Taliban and other militant Islamic groups Directorate.
"We need to know whose side the army and the ISI really are on," Riedel, who has long experience with Pakistani intelligence, told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .
US officials would not specify what kind of assistance the ISI gave to the militants, but told the Times the moves might have been authorized by superiors.
The new intelligence "confirmed some suspicions that I think were widely held," one State Department official told the Times of the intercepted communications. "It was sort of this 'aha' moment. There was a sense that there was finally direct proof."
The Times said that the US has begun to find Pakistan "no longer a fully reliable American partner" and that President George W. Bush on Monday confronted Pakistan's prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, about the divided loyalties of the ISI.
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3. the paper, Pakistan's defense minister, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar Ahmed Mukhtar Arabic ,أحمد مختار (b. 1967) is an Iraqi musician who is internationally renowned for his playing of the oud. He was born in Baghdad and is a graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad. , told a Pakistani television network that Bush asked Pakistani officials, "Who is in control of ISI?"
On July 9, just after the bombing, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he had seen no evidence that foreign agents were involved in the embassy bombing.
"I haven't seen any evidence or proof that foreign agents were involved," Gates said.