ISI financed 2009 attack on Afghan CIA camp, shows declassified paper

A cable declassified by the United States' National Security Archive has revealed that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, had financed the 2009 terror attack at a camp of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Afghanistan.

ISI financed 2009 attack on Afghan CIA camp, shows declassified paper

Washington: A cable declassified by the United States' National Security Archive has revealed that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, or ISI, had financed the 2009 terror attack at a camp of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Afghanistan.

The CIA facility was located at Camp Chapman forward post on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border - seven American agents and contractors and three others were killed in that attack.

As per a report in The Times of India, the cable that was edited before being declassified categorically states "some funding for Haqqani attacks are still provided by the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, including $200,000 for the December 30, 2009, attack on the CIA facility at Camp Chapman."

Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a Jordanian doctor and double agent, had attacked the CIA facility - the man was being used by the US agency to infiltrate al Qaeda in Pakistan at a time when the US was searching for Osama bin Laden and Ayman Al Zawahiri.

 

The report said the Haqqani group managed to turn Al-Balawi anti-US and attack its facility.

The Haqqani group is widely believed to be a terror front of the ISI.

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