Polish intel warned Indian Embassy attack

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New York, Jul 26: In the year 2008 when Indian embassy was bombed by Taliban the Polish intelligence had warned prior to attack. The "main goal" is to show its ability to attack on every object in Kabul, according to a document leaked by the site WikiLeaks.

The document was a massive leak of 92,000 intelligence reports that suggested that the war in Afghanistan is disturbing badly the US and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and fueling the insurgency in the war-torn country.

The leak copies were published in The New York Times, British daily newspaper Guardian, and German weekly Der Spiegel. The document dealt with the title 'Threat Report..Threat to Indian Embassy.'

The information date is Jun 30, 2008, while the reporting date is July 1, 2008. The organisation involved is "Taliban Center" and the Report number is 75010708. "Taliban are planning to carry out an attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul. TB (Taliban) designated an engineer __ _ to take this action," the document reads.

"He intends to use stolen ANA/ANP (Afghan National Army/ Afghan National Police) car, and wears stolen uniform.

He speaks Dari with distinct Iranian accent. Allegedly, he is the owner of a company," it added.

A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into the Indian embassy's gates in Kabul on July 7, 2008, killing 58 people and wounding more than 140. The dignitaries Brigadier R D Mehta and Counselor Venkateswara Rao were among the deaths.

"INS (Insurgents) are planning to divide into two groups: first will attack Indian embassy building, whilst the second group will engage security posts in front of MOI (Ministry of Interior), IOT (In Order to) give possibility to escape attackers from the first group," the report said.

"Budget for this action is about USD 1,20,000. The main goal of this operation is to show TB's (Taliban) abilities to carry out attack on every object in Kabul."

Other documents strongly indicate that Pakistan's ISI is supporting the insurgency in Afghanistan, as well as plotting with Taliban leaders to assassinate Afghan leaders.

Another leaked document, dated August 2008,is to assassinate Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

US National Security Adviser James Jones, , condemned the leaks as "irresponsible" and said that WikiLeaks had not contacted the US government before going public.

"The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organisation which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national security," Jones said.

"WikiLeaks made no effort to contact us about these documents - the United States government learned from news organisation that these documents would be posted," he added.

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