Afghan official: Karzai assassination plot foiled.

Afghan intelligence officials say they have foiled an assassination attempt…

Afghan intelligence officials say they have foiled an assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai, arresting six people in Kabul who they say are affiliated with al-Qaida and the Haqqani militant group.

Intelligence service spokesman Latifullah Mashal said Wednesday that those arrested included one of Karzai’s body guards, three college students and a university professor. He says the group was recruited by two Arab nationals based in Pakistan.

Afghan officials have been increasingly vocal in publicly accusing Pakistan and its spy agency of supporting militants. On Tuesday, they claimed that Pakistani officials had advance knowledge of the Sept. 20 assassination of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani. Pakistan has denied the charges.

Source: The Associated Press

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