Malik denies India, Afghanistan's hand in Peshawar blast

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Islamabad, Oct.31 (ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has rebuked North West Frontier Province's (NWFP) Inspector General of Police (IG) Malik Naveed's claims regarding the involvement of foreign hands in the devastating Peshawar blast, in which over 100 people were killed earlier this week.

Contradicting Naveed's statement, Malik said the Peshawar blast was infact the handiwork of the Taliban, The Nation reports.

"The Taliban has been destroying schools and killing innocent people in NWFP and other areas and now they have again attacked innocent people in Peshawar," Malik told media persons at the Police Lines here, where he along with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid tributes to the martyrs of Islamabad Police.

It may be noted that the NWFP IG, soon after the Peshawar blast, which killed mostly women and children, had told the National Assembly's sub-committee that India, Afghanistan and Israel were behind the ghastly act.

Naveed had also said that the blast was similar to the patterns of RAW attacks in 1980. (ANI)

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