Pakistan was rejected on Tuesday report circulating in Indian media linking Pakistani security agents with an attack on gurdwara in Afghanistan last month.
At least 25 people were killed in the incident attack at a Sikh temple in the Afghan capital on March 25 where worshipers were praying at dawn. The attack was claimed by ISIS militant groups.
According to a report by Indian publications India todayAfghanistan’s National Security Directorate (NDS) on Saturday arrested Abdullah Orakzai alias Aslam Farooqi, the mastermind behind the attack, which they claimed had links to Pakistan’s main intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
That India today The report also added that Orakzai alias Farooqi enjoyed “close relations” with the Haqqani and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) networks.
Responding to these allegations, the State Department in a statement said it had rejected “inspired official reports” and called the move “naughty and condemnable”.
Terming this news reporting part of a “notorious dirty campaign against Pakistan”, a FO spokesman said “this was designed to slander Pakistan”.
“Seeking Pakistan’s involvement in this terrorist attack is part of a desperate attempt by India to divert attention from its own unacceptable actions and state terrorism in India-occupied Jammu & Kashmir.”
FO said Pakistan remained “confident that such an Indian method would not succeed in misleading the world community”.