October 23, 2014

Wounded Afghan spy chief admitted to US hospital

By Meena Haseeb - Sun Dec 16 2012, 9:49 am

Wounded Afghan spy chiefAfghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid was admitted to a US hospital for further treatment on Saturday.

Deputy Afghan president spokesman Ahmad Zia Seyamak said Asadullah Khalid was taken to United States on Friday.

Without disclosing the name of the hospital where Afghan spy chief was admitted he said, “Asadullah Khalid was taken to US for further treatment. He is in a better health condition now and is under the medical care in United States.”

Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid was wounded after a suicide bomber detonated explosives packed in his body ten days back in capital Kabul.

He was taken to intelligence hospital in capital Kabul after the attack and was later transferred to coalition forces hospital in Bagram airfield.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai said the attack was plotted in Quetta city of Pakistan despite Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident.

President Karzai also handed over evidence regarding attack plot on spy chief to his Pakistan counterpart Asif Ali Zardari during a tripartite summit in Ankara.

Deputy president spokesman Ahmad Zia Seyamak said Pakistan president has vowed to take immediate actions in order to probe the incident.

The Afghan government has not accused any specific group based in Pakistan for attack on Afghan spy chief however Afghan officials believe that the investigations will find out who was involved behind the attack plot in Quetta city.

This comes as Afghan high peace council chief Salahuddin Rabbani earlier criticized Pakistan for being failed to investigate the assassination plot of former Afghan peace council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani who was killed in a similar attack.

Burhanuddin Rabbani was killed in September 2011 after a suicide bomber who introduced himself as Taliban peace envoy detonated his explosives in his house in capital Kabul.

Afghan officials said the attack was carried out by a Pakistani citizen who was living in Chaman.

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