Another Bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul
This didn’t fit into my piece yesterday, but at his parley with the Council on Foreign Relations, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Pakistani foreign minister, said that it’s “in Pakistan’s enlightened self-interest to normalize [and] be at peace with India.” Asked by a distinguished retired U.S. diplomat, Teresita Schaeffer, whether Qureshi’s vigorous denouncement of terrorist groups extended to those that target India — which Pakistan has historically sponsored — Qureshi assured her that “organizations that carry out acts that result into [things like last year's] Mumbai attack are certainly no friends of Pakistan.”
And yet, this happened this morning in Kabul:
A powerful suicide bomb rocked Kabul this morning outside the Indian embassy, destroying vehicles and splintering buildings, killing at least 17 civilians and wounding nearly 80 people, officials said.
There was an attack last year at India’s Afghanistan embassy as well. It makes no sense for these attacks to occur, at the very least, unless the insurgent groups believed they were acting in Pakistan’s interest.