India hits out at Pakistan over attack on hotel in Kabul

India hits out at Pakistan over attack on hotel in Kabul

India hits out at Pakistan over attack on hotel in Kabul

India on Sunday hit out at Pakistan after it came to light that Haqqani Network carried out the terror attack on Intercontinental Hotel in the capital of Afghanistan.

New Delhi stated that the reports about the attack been carried out by terrorists of the internationally proscribed   Haqqani Network were a matter of serious concern.

At least 18 people were killed in the terror attack on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. The officials of the Afghan government were quoted in media reports saying that the Haqqani Network carried out the terror attack.

The Haqqani Network is a terror organisation, which is based in Pakistan, but carries out attacks in Afghanistan. It was involved in several terror attacks on Indian and American diplomatic missions in Afghanistan.

The US and India have since long been accusing Pakistan, its army and its spy agency Inter Services Intelligence of using the Haqqani Network and other terror organisations to carry out attacks in Afghanistan in its pursuit of strategic depth in its western neighbourhood.

New Delhi on Sunday said that the latest attack by Haqqani Network on Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul again brought to the fore the need to effectively deal with "safe havens and sanctuaries" that the terrorists find in the "shared neighbourhood" of India and Afghanistan.

"India strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul on January 21, 2018. We express our sincere condolences to the families of those killed in this heinous attack and wish speedy recovery to the injured," Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said in New Delhi.

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