LeT denies it attacked Indian consulate in Afghanistan: report

Published May 27, 2014
At least one policeman was wounded when the attackers stormed a house close to the Indian consulate in Herat last week and opened fire on the building.—File Photo
At least one policeman was wounded when the attackers stormed a house close to the Indian consulate in Herat last week and opened fire on the building.—File Photo

SRINAGAR: Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) denied Monday that it was behind an attack last week by gunmen on an Indian diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, in a call to news agency AFP.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai claimed Monday that he had been informed by a Western intelligence agency that LeT was responsible for the assault on the Indian consulate in Herat which left two policemen wounded.

“Hamid Karzai’s claim is not based on truth. We condemn the attack,” a man identifying himself as LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi said in a call to AFP's office in India-held Kashmir.

“Our operations are limited to Jammu and Kashmir alone, and these will continue until the dawn of freedom for the territory,” he said from an undisclosed location.

AFP said the caller spoke in Urdu and rang from an unrecognised number.

The news agency says LeT have called them in the past to issue denials of their involvement in attacks.

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