Mumbai, Oct 11: Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has warned of a clear and present danger to the international community from militants in Pakistan after a bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.
Nirupama Rao said, "The international community and indeed the people of Afghanistan face a clear and present danger from the perpetrators of such wanton acts of terrorism and their patrons residing across the border."
"The attack was clearly the handiwork of those who are desperate to undermine Indo-Afghan friendship," Rao said in a statement late on Saturday, Oct 10.
"They were unanimous in their view that the attack was carried out by elements from outside Afghanistan seeking to damage the excellent relations that exist between India and Afghanistan," the statement said.
Rao had gone to Kabul on Friday, Oct 9 to inspect the site of the bomb attack but had declined to assign blame at the time, when asked if India thought Pakistan was behind the attack.
Rao met Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Foreign Minister Rangeen Dafdar Spanta and National Security Advisor Zalmai Rassoul, the statement said.