Kabul attack carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba, claims Afghan intelligence official

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Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): The recent terror attack in Kabul in which 17 people, including nine Indians, were killed was carried out by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), an Afghan intelligence official has said.

Afghan intelligence spokesman Sayed Ansari said investigators had concluded that Lashkar was involved in the recent attack based on evidence that it was carried out by a team of suicide bombers who spoke Urdu and were searching for Indians during the attack on the two guest houses last week.

It may be noted that the Afghan Taliban had claimed the responsibility for the attack soon after the terror strike.

Ansari said the Afghan officials, who are 'very close to the evidence', had determined that one of the bombers involved in Friday's attack shouted: "Where is the Indian director?" as he stormed one of guesthouses.

"This kind of information, where the Indians are, is not the ability of the Afghan Taliban to know," The Washington Post quoted Ansari, as saying.

However, the Afghan official's claims, which contradicts US' claims that the attack was carried out by the Taliban's Haqqani network, is yet to be verified.

Indian officials maintain that they suspect that the two groups worked together to stage the audacious attack. (ANI)

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