Pakistan prime minister denies links in Kabul bombing
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday denied that the country's intelligence service had any involvement in the recent suicide bombings in Kabul, reported dpa.
On Monday, a massive suicide bombing against India's embassy in Kabul killed 44 people. Afghani officials alleged the attack could not have succeeded without the support of foreign intelligence agencies in the region, in a thinly veiled charge at Pakistan.
"Why should Pakistan destabilize Afghanistan, as it is in our interest to have a stable Afghanistan?" Gilani said on the sidelines of a summit of developing Muslim nations in Malaysia's capital.
"And we want stability in the region, as we are also a victim of terrorism and extremism because my own leader, Benazir Bhutto, was assassinated," official Bernama news agency quoted Gilani as saying. "She was hit by terrorism, therefore, it is our firm resolve to fight terrorism and extremism."
World leaders condemned Monday's attack which also left more than 140 people injured.
The UN Security Council called for international efforts to bring the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and supporters of the attack to justice.