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Kabul Blames Pakistan For Mosque Attack

Men stand in front of a Shi'ite mosque in Kabul where intelligence forces killed what they say were two Pakistani terrorists in police uniforms.
Afghanistan has blamed a Pakistani militant group for a shoot-out at a Shi'ite mosque in western Kabul.

Afghanistan's intelligence agency said three worshippers were wounded early on September 5 when two gunmen opened fire inside the mosque. Both attackers, who were wearing Afghan police uniforms, were killed in an exchange of fire.

The intelligence service alleged that the attackers belonged to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim extremist group. It also accused "circles inside Pakistan's intelligence service" of trying to stoke violence in Afghanistan.

The Afghan government often accuses the Pakistani government and its intelligence service of sheltering militants and helping them carry out attacks in Afghanistan.

On a visit to Islamabad last week, Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged the Pakistani government to "facilitate peace talks" between his government and the Taliban.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP