A report prepared by the London School of Economics (LSE) claims to provide the most concrete evidence yet of direct links between Pakistan’s ISI intelligence agency and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
“The report’s author spoke to nine Taliban field commanders in Afghanistan earlier this year.
He concludes that Pakistan’s relationship with the insturgents runs far deeper than previously realised.
Some of those interviewed suggested that the ISI even attends meetings of the Taliban’s supreme council. They claim that by backing the insurgents Pakistan’s security service is trying to undermine Indian influence in Afghanistan."
2010-06-13 18:26:32 UTC