The attack which targeted the governor's compound in southern Kandahar and killed a dozen people, including five humanitarian aid staff from UAE, was planned in Pakistan, a source told 1TV Wednesday.
"The attack was planned in a Madrassa in Pakistan's Chaman region [bordering Afghanistan's Kandahar province]," An Afghan official on condition of anonymity told 1TV.
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack. Taliban denied having link.
However, Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq has said that Haqqani terrorist network with the support of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was behind the "brutal" attack on governor’s compound.
Gen. Raziq said that the Haqqani network and ISI were working since a long period of time to conduct such kind of deadly attacks in the province.
The U.S. and UNAMA strongly condemned the Tuesday's deadly attacks in capital Kabul and Kandahar that claimed the lives of more than 40 people, mainly civilians.
"The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Parliamentary buildings in Kabul today that killed at least 38 Afghans and wounded more than 70," the White House statement said, before continuing, "An attack on Parliamentary facilities and lawmakers is clearly an assault on Afghanistan’s efforts to build democratic institutions."
The White House also strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kandahar.
Meanwhile, UNAMA in a statement strongly denouncing the Kabul and Kandahar attacks.
“Such unprincipled, unlawful and deplorable attacks cause immense human suffering and make the peace that Afghans need and deserve even more difficult to achieve,” said Pernille Kardel, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan.
“Those responsible for these attacks must be held accountable," said Kardel, who is also acting head of UNAMA.