Michael Short Poli Sci 20 Brief 1

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Short 1 Michael Short 803781208 Brief #1 Discussion 1C Afghanistan-Pakistan: Increased Tension On September 20 th , 2011 former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated in his home . The assassin gained access to Rabbani’s home by claiming to be an emissary from the Taliban’s governing council . Upon meeting with Rabbani the assassin , later identified as Pakistani, Esmatullah, detonated a highly sophisticated bomb concealed within his turban . The investigation following the murder led Afghan officials to believe that the Pakistani government either directly participated in the attack through their intelligence agency, ISI , or at least knew of the attack prior to its execution and failed to act in protecting the former Afghan president . A contributing factor to this allegation involves the sophistication of the bomb used in the assassination . Dr. Zia, a member of the government commission in charge of investigating the assassination said , “The sophistication of the bomb hidden in the
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