ISLAMABAD ( 2008-08-01 14:19:55 )
akistan on Friday angrily rejected reports that the United States has determined that Islamabad's main spy agency helped plan a fatal bombing at India's embassy in Kabul last month.
The New York Times, citing unnamed officials, said intercepted communications had provided clear evidence that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was involved in the attack.
"It's rubbish. We totally deny it," Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Sadiq told AFP.
"This is a baseless allegation that the New York Times keeps on recycling using anonymous sources. These stories always die afterwards because there is no proof," Sadiq said from a South Asian summit in Colombo.
The Times said intercepted communications had provided "the clearest evidence to date that Pakistani intelligence officers are actively undermining American efforts to combat militants in the region."
Officials also told the paper that the ISI was feeding militants in the tribal areas information about the US military efforts, helping them avoid missile strikes.
The Times and Wall Street Journal reported that US officials believe the embassy attack was conducted by forces loyal to Afghan militant Jalaluddin Haqqani, who is tied to al Qaeda and based in Pakistan's tribal belt. On Wednesday, the Times reported that a senior CIA official confronted Pakistani officials this month with evidence of ties between the ISI and Haqqani.
Pakistan's army also denied that report, saying it was "unfounded, baseless and malicious."
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