Washington, Aug 8 : A top US commander in Afghanistan has reportedly publicly accused Pakistan intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of "complicity" over time with militant groups fomenting violence in Afghanistan.
Lt Gen David McKiernan's comment reflects growing US frustration over the insurgent violence in Afghanistan, reported The News.
"Do I believe that the Pakistani government must do more? I absolutely do. Do I believe there has been some complicity on the part of organizations such as the ISI over time in Pakistan, I believe there has been," the paper quoted McKiernan as saying.
His comments coincided with a political crisis in Islamabad where the ruling coalition has decided to seek the impeachment of President Pervez Musharraf, who is considered as US' long-time anti-terror ally.
And, it follows reports that the CIA's number two Steve Kappes recently confronted the Pakistanis with evidence of ISI involvement with an insurgent network led by Jalaluddin Haqqani.