The suicide bombing at a volleyball match in Afghanistan's Paktika province is being blamed on Pakistan and the Haqqani network, after more than 60 people lost their lives in the deadly attack.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Afghanistan's intelligence agency is reportedly looking at it as the handiwork of the infamous Haqqani network, which has links to the al-Qaeda and the Taliban, The Express Tribune reported.
"We have evidence that shows the Haqqani network was behind the attack," Haseeb Sediqi, spokesperson for the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency, told AFP.
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However, Afghan Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar has blamed Pakistani security agencies for the attack, hours after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had called Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and condemned the attack.
During a debate in the Afghan Senate on Tuesday, Afghan Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar blamed the attack on Pakistan's intelligence agency and army, Pajhwok Afghan News reported.
"Talks should be held with Pakistan to end the mysterious war in Afghanistan or Pakistan should declare an open war against Afghanistan. The open war is in Afghanistan's favour," Muslimyar said.
A suicide bomber detonated himself at a crowded volleyball match on Sunday, killing more than 60 people and causing serious injuries to several others.