Karzai accuses Pakistan of blocking peace deal with Taliban, supporting terrorists

Islamabad, Mar. 31: Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks in the country.

Karzai made the accusations during a telephonic conversation with Secretary of State John Kerry, also blaming Pakistan of blocking his government from striking a peace deal with the Taliban.

The accusations come after a spate of three attacks in five days in Kabul. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the recent violence.

According to the report, Karzai told Kerry the attacks were complex in nature and stage-managed by ‘foreign intelligence agencies’, a reference to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.

Karzai also told Kerry that he did not accept US arguments that it had no influence ‘over countries that support terrorism’.

He added that US refusal to go after the Pakistani intelligence agency could further hurt US relations with Afghanistan, the report added. (ANI)