Islamabad, Mar.5 (ANI): While no terrorist group has claimed the responsibility for the death of four Pakistani construction workers, who were killed near Kandahar on Thursday, the Pakistani media has termed the killings as a 'revenge attack' carried out by the Indian intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in association with the Afghan secret service, Riyast-e-Amaniyat-i-Milly (RAM).
Five persons, including four Pakistani construction workers, were killed early on Thursday when the vehicle they were travelling in was ambushed by some unidentified gunmen while they were in their way to Panjwai, 30 kilometres southwest of Kandahar. All the workers were associated with a Japanese company, Saita
The News, one of Pakistan's leading English dailies, quoted some reliable sources as saying that Indian Ambassador to Kabul Jayant Prasad and some top Indian diplomats had more than three meetings with RAM chief Amarullah Saleh since last week's terror attack on a guest house in Kabul in which six Indians were killed.
The newspaper also claimed that India's National Security Adviser (NSA), Shiv Shankar Menon, who is visiting Kabul today (Friday), has been in regular contact with the bosses of the secret service in Afghanistan.
It may be noted that RAM spokesman Saeed Ansari had told a western news agency that there was evidence that Urdu-speaking Pakistanis from the Lashkar-e-Taiba were involved in the attack and that the Afghan Taliban, which had claimed the responsibility soon after the terror raid on February 26,was not responsible for it. (ANI)