Pakistan denies involvement in embassy bombing, despite Afghan officials’ implication

.KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A massive suicide bombing against India’s embassy in Kabul could not have succeeded without the support of foreign intelligence agencies, Afghanistan said in a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan in a security report released Tuesday.

The report said terrorists entered Afghanistan after receiving training and logistical support from across the border, a reference to Pakistan. The report by the Ministry of Defense and the country’s national security adviser was discussed by Afghanistan’s Cabinet shortly after Monday’s embassy attack, which killed 41 people and wounded 150.

“Without any doubt the terrorists could not have succeeded in this act without the support of foreign intelligence agencies,” the report said.

Pakistan’s prime minister denied Tuesday that its intelligence service was behind the attack. Speaking in Malaysia, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said his country has no interest in destabilizing Afghanistan when both countries are fighting terrorism.

“We want stability in the region. We ourselves are a victim of terrorism and extremism,” said Gilani on the sidelines of a summit of eight developing Islamic nations. He did not elaborate.