Kabul attack work of common enemies of India, Afghanistan: Menon (Lead)

July 14th, 2008 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS  

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New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A day after National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan blamed Pakistan’s ISI for the recent suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul, India Sunday underlined its “unwavering determination” to continue its reconstruction work in Afghanistan and said the attack was the “work of common enemies”. “The attack on July 7 is the work of our common enemies, of the enemies of our common friendship, and of the enemies of peace in Afghanistan and our region,” Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon said at the memorial service in Kabul for the victims of the terrorist attack on the Indian mission.

Menon’s two-day visit to the Afghan capital, beginning Sunday, coincided with the Indian mission resuming issuing of visas that sent a clear message across that India will not be deterred from its reconstruction work in Afghanistan.

The deadly car bomb attack, the first major attack on an Indian mission abroad, killed 54 Afghans and four Indians, including a diplomat and defence attach

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