New Delhi: A senior Afghan police official claimed today that Pakistani military officials were allegedly involved in the Indian Consulate attack in Mazar-e-Sharif on January 3.
The revelation by the Afghan police official would raise a few eyebrows as Rajnath Singh, India’s Home Minister recently commented that there was no reason to distrust the assurance of Pakistan’s “effective action” plan against the attacks in Pathankot. The news comes the same day when Pakistan Army’s involvement is witnessed in the Afghan attack.
Notably, the attack on the Indian consulate occurred when India’s security was questioned following the Pathankot airbase seized.
“We saw with our own eyes and I can say 99 percent that those attackers were from Pakistani military and used special tactics while conducting their operation,” Sayed Kamal Sadat, police chief of the Balkh province.
Afghan police reportedly disclosed that the four terrorists behind the attack on Indian consulate left behind graffiti in their own blood. The graffiti stated their purpose behind the brutality, which was to avenge the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Sadat said the attackers, were well-trained military men who fought Afghan security forces in the 25-hour siege. “The attackers were military personnel. They were educated and well prepared and had intelligence. They fought us and only by Allah’s grace were we able to control them and eliminate them,” Sadat said.
Police officials ensured their efforts to track down, identify and detain those who assisted the attackers gain access to the building were underway.
“We are jointly working with the NDS director and have spoken about this –- especially as they came here not able to speak in Dari or Pashtu but speaking in Urdu. It means obviously there is someone who guided those attackers and helped the attackers,” Sadat said.(Inputs from agencies)(picture courtesy: https://en.wikipedia.org)