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ISI behind CIA base attack?

A US strategic think tank has discounted “widespread rumours in the United States” that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency had a hand in the December 30 attack in Khost, Afghanistan that killed several CIA agents.

world Updated: Jan 13, 2010 00:56 IST

A US strategic think tank has discounted “widespread rumours in the United States” that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency had a hand in the December 30 attack in Khost, Afghanistan that killed several CIA agents.

The possibility that jihadist sympathisers in the lower ranks of the Pakistani intelligence complex may have offered their services to the Taliban cannot be ruled out.

The skill in preparing the double agent who detonated the suicide bomb used in the attack has led some to see a state role, says Stratfor that styles itself as the global intelligence company.