Pakistani investigators probe local links in Khost CIA massacre case

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Islamabad, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistani investigators have started looking for the local links of the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers at a US base in Afghanistan last week.

The Dawn quoted official sources as saying that the suicide bomber, a Jordanian national Humam Belawi, could have stayed for several months in Pakistan before attacking the CIA base in Khost Province of Afghanistan.

"He came to Pakistan with a fake name, and later he travelled to tribal areas with his local Taliban guide from where he reportedly entered Afghanistan's Paktia province," they added.

Humam is believed to have been working for the Jordanian intelligence and the CIA as well as Al-Qaeda as a double agent.

Authorities are investigating if Belawi was assisted by the Haqqani group in carrying out the attack.

Al-Qaeda has claimed that Humam Belawi attacked the CIA to avenge the death of Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders including Baitullah Mehsud, Abu Salih Somali and Abdullah Saeed Al-Libi. (ANI)

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