ISI behind Indian mission blast in Af: UK intel ex-chief
London, The former head of Britain's Special Intelligence Service, Nigel Inkster, on Sunday categorically said Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was behind the 2008 suicide bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul , which killed 60 people.
Inkster, speaking at a seminar that London School of Economics (LSE) , said the "evidence of ISI's involvement in the bombing was clear cut" . Inkster is a decorated espionage specialist. The seminar was on the BBC documentary, 'Secret Pakistan' , and its findings.
While India has always suspected ISI's involvement in the bombing, Islamabad has denied any such hand. In 'Secret Pakistan' , US intelligence officer Mike Waltz had accused "Pakistanis" of being behind the attack. Waltz, now with the US vice-president's office, had said, "Pakistanis were behind the Haqqani Network (which carried out the mission)."
Waltz stressed that he had seen American intelligence intercepts of exchanges between the ISI and the Haqqani Network on the subject.
Inkster said the unit within ISI which routinely colluded with organisations like the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was a "pretty big cell" .