Zardari, Karzai to discuss spy chief attack during Turkey meet
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will hold talks in Turkey with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari following an assassination attempt on a spy chief which Kabul claimed was planned in Pakistan.
A man claiming to be a Taliban peace envoy attacked National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Asadullah Khalid last Thursday by detonating a bomb hidden in his underwear, reports the Daily Times.
Karzai did not openly blame Pakistan for the attack but said "bigger hands were involved" and that the Taliban alone would not have been able to carry out the bombing.
Turkey will act as mediator in talks on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"As a country trusted by both Afghanistan and Pakistan and with equal distance to the two sides, Turkey is acting as a catalyst to help defuse tensions between the parties concerned," a Turkish official said.