Karzai claimed that his government received information from a western intelligence agency that the attackers belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Karzai’s comment came when Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was still in India. The Afghanistan President, however, did not directly accuse Pakistan for the attack.

Karzai, who was in India to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on Monday, made this comment before leaving for Kabul on Tuesday.
The Afghanistan President also praised the response of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel and the Afghan National Security Forces.
“Herat attack was very clearly a terror strike against Indian and Afghan interests. The Indian and Afghan security forces were alert and they prevented major damage to life and property," Karzai said.

When asked if both India and Afghanistan were victims of cross-border terrorism coming from Pakistan, he said that both India and Pakistan hope that Islamabad would take actions against terrorism.
He further said that all powers in the region should come together to defeat terrorism.


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