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Pakistan Army Supplied Equipment To Kabul Attackers: Afghanistan Envoy

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| January 29 , 2018 , 15:40 IST

The attack on the Marshal Fahim Military University in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday had a Pakistani connection, revealed an Afghanistan diplomat, contradicting Pakistan's insistence of having no hand in supporting terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

The military university attack in Kabul resulted in the death of 5 army soldiers and injury to 10 others as well as the death of 4 attackers and 1 attacker caught alive.

Soon after the attack, Afghan diplomat Majeed Qarar on Twitter alleged that equipment used by the Kabul attackers was actually supplied by the Pakistan Army to a terrorist organisation operating in Kashmir and Afghanistan.

"The night vision goggles found with Taliban attackers in Maiwand's ANA base were military grade goggles (Not sold to public) procured by Pak army from a British company and supplied 2 Lashkar-e-Tayyeba in Kashmir and Taliban in Afghanistan. Lashkar-e-Tayyeba is an international terrorist org", Qarar tweeted.

The attack on the military academy marks the third terrorist attack in Kabul in a span of 10 days. On January 27, at least 103 people were killed and 235 wounded when explosive hidden in an ambulance were detonated at a police checkpoint in Kabul. On January 20, gunmen attacked the famous Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, killing at least 25 people, with most of the fatalities consisting of foreigners. Both of the attacks were claimed by the Taliban militant group.

US President Donald Trump has been increasing pressure on Pakistan to take action against safe havens for terrorists on its soil, going so far as to deny nearly $2 billion financial aid to Pakistan over its perceived inaction against terror havens.