Afghan President Karzai blames Pakistan group for attacks

December 7, 2011 14:59

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday blamed a Pakistan-based group for Tuesday's bomb attacks in three Afghan cities that killed 59 people, and said he would raise the matter with the Pakistan government.

"Lashkar-e-Jhangvi which is based in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for this attack ... We will investigate the issue very carefully and will discuss it with the Pakistani government," Karzai said in Kabul.

The sectarian attacks, rare in Afghanistan, targeted Shi'ite Muslims, a minority in Afghanistan, only a day after a major international conference in Germany about the future of Afghanistan.

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