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Pakistan Denies India Role in Attack
Pakistan Denies India Role in Attack
March 06, 2009
Long War Journal|by Bill Roggio

Pakistan's minister of the interior backtracked on yesterday's claim that a "foreign hand" was behind the brazen assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters that there was no evidence of Indian involvement in the attack that killed six policemen and wounded eight members of the cricket team, the Press Trust of India reported. Malik also said the Sri Lankan-based Tamil Tigers and the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba were not involved in the attack. He would not rule out al Qaeda involvement.

Malik had previously said "the involvement of foreign hands in the incident cannot be ruled out," and reports indicate he had directly accused India in a report to the FBI.

"Pakistani officials claim that their Indian counterparts organised the attack in a plot to isolate Pakistan and exclude it as a joint host for the 2011 Cricket World Cup," the Telegraph reported.

Pakistani intelligence sources told The Nation that the Research and Analysis Wing, India's intelligence service better known as RAW, funded and trained the attackers.


Rest of article at: http://www.military.com/news/article/March-2009/pakista...
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