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ISI hand in Suryanarayana killing?

May 14, 2006 17:10 IST

A Taliban commander has claimed that Pakistan intelligence had a hand in the recent killing of Indian engineer K Suryanarayana in southern Afghanistan, a Kabul-based private TV channel reported.

A Taliban commander wishing to remain anonymous told Tolu Television that Amir Khan Haqqani, the military commander of Taliban fighters in Zabul province, opposed the killing of Suryanarayana.

He claimed the Indian engineer was eventually killed by Mullah Latif, a militiaman under the command of Mawlawi Mohammad Alam Andar, allegedly on orders from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, a little-known website quoted the Tolu report as saying.

Following the accusation, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's chief of staff Jawed Ludin said the administration expects Islamabad to clarify its position on the accusation.

"The reports on Pakistani ISI involvement in the incident are very important to Afghanistan," Ludin said adding Kabul expects Islamabad to clarify its stance.

Suryanarayana was abducted by the Taliban from Zabul province on April 28 and his body was found on April 30.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: All humbug !

Taliban is itself a criminal tribe whose belief is centred on killing and persecution. Now, the controvery they are trying to prop up is about ...

Posted by critic-2006

Sub: ISI

The existence of taliban is because of ISI so talibal itselfd is ISi. There is no ideological gap between master and servant , it's just ...

Posted by anil

Sub: wake up india

After these revelations I hope the indian intelligence agencies will start taking a proactive stand in the sub continent for which they were brought in.... ...

Posted by Indian

Sub: Shame on Pakistan

Its well known what pakistan's ISI has been doing for the last 20 years. killing Indians is their hobby. Its a shame on all pakistanis ...

Posted by bhaskar

Sub: ISI's hand in the Taliban regime...

well, all i can say is that this was expected! it has been well known for the past decade or so that the Taliban was ...

Posted by Aurijit Sarkar



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