Wounded Afghan spy chief returns to Afghanistan soon
By Mirwais Adeel - Sun Jan 13 2013, 11:28 pm
Khalid in the video that was broadcasted by Afghan presidential palace media office said he was recovering from injuries.
He also shows his hands in the video and says that he is able to move his hands and the doctors have taken out the rods from his hands.
Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid was injured after a suicide bomber who introduced himself as the Taliban peace envoy detonated his explosives while meeting him in one of his guesthouses on December 6 last year.
Security officials said the fake Taliban peace envoy had placed the explosives inside his body.
Asadullah Khalid was immediately taken to National Directorate of Security hospital following the attack and was under the treatment for several days inside the country but was later taken to US for further treatment.
Attack on Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid was widely criticized by Afghan officials and Afghan president Hamid Karzai said the attack was plotted in Quetta city of Pakistan.
The militants were looking to assassinate Afghan spy chief Asadullah Khalid in a similar assassination attempt which was carried out on former Afghan high peace council chief Burhanduddin Rabbani.
However Pakistan denied the allegations by president Hamid Karzai.
Asadullah Khalid was visited by president Barack Obama, US defense secretary Leon Panettta, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and a number of other high level government officials in the US hospital.
In the video broadcasted by Afghan president palace, spy chief Asadullah Khalid says that his health condition was better and he is going to recover from his leg injuries within the next three or four days.
Asadullah Khalid seems to be very tired and frustrated in the video however he does not move from his bed due to the injuries he suffered in his leg and hands.