Pak asks Afghanistan to give evidence over Islamabad group's role in Kabul blast

Islamabad, Dec 8(ANI): Pakistan has called on Afghanistan to provide evidence on the extremist group, Lashkar-i-Jhangvi's role in the December 6 twin bombing that killed 59 people in Kabul.

"We would encourage Kabul to share with us evidence, if any through official channels," The Daily Times quoted Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Abdul Basit, as saying. n Afghan security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the bomber belonged to Pakistan's Kurram District, and was connected to the Sipah-e-Sahaba, a Lashkar-i-Jhangvi offshoot.

The statement came after Afghan President Hamid Karzai blamed the Pakistan-based group for the bombing.

Islamabad's ties with Kabul and Washington have suffered serious blows since US NavySeals killed Osama bin Laden near Abbottabad on May 2.

Kabul has also accused Islamabad of hindering the murder probe of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani. (ANI)