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Afghanistan: Pakistan officer involved in parliament attack

Afghanistan says Pakistani intelligence officer helped in parliament attack

Afghanistan: Pakistan officer involved in parliament attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's intelligence service says a Pakistani intelligence officer helped the Taliban carry out an attack on parliament earlier this week.

Afghan intelligence services spokesman Hassib Sediqqi said Wednesday that the officer in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence helped the Haqqani network carry out the attack outside parliament in Kabul, which killed two people and wounded more than 30 as lawmakers were meeting inside.

Sediqqi says the suicide car bomb used in Monday's attack was manufactured in Peshawar, Pakistan. He says Afghan authorities were made aware of the attack on June 10 and had deployed extra security.

Pakistani officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Afghan-Pakistani relations had improved in recent months following years of mistrust, during which each country accused the other of supporting militants operating along their porous border.