KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday directly accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of being behind a recent series of attacks by militants that have killed scores of people. Afghanistan has been hit by a wave of bloody unrest, including a militant assault on a military outpost Sunday that killed nine US soldiers and a suicide attack on the Indian embassy a week ago that left 60 people dead. "The murder, killing, destruction, dishonouring and insecurity in Afghanistan is carried out by the intelligence administration of Pakistan, its military intelligence institutions," Karzai said in a statement. "We know who kills innocent people," the president said. "We have told the government of Pakistan and the world and from now on it will be pronounced by every member of the Afghan nation." Talking to reporters in Kabul, Karzai said Pakistani agents were behind the Indian Embassy bombing on July 7, the first time he has directly accused Pakistan of involvement in the suicide attack. "Now this has become clear. And we have told the government of Pakistan that the killings of people in Afghanistan, the destruction of bridges in Afghanistan are carried out by Pakistan's intelligence and military departments," Karzai told reporters. "We will take revenge very soon and we are telling the enemies of Afghanistan that we will protect the honour of this country."   The cabinet announced meanwhile that Afghanistan would boycott a series of upcoming meetings with Pakistan unless "bilateral trust" was restored. Pakistan's "intelligence agency and military have turned that country (in) to the biggest exporter of terrorism and extremism to the world, particularly Afghanistan," a statement from the cabinet said. A cabinet meeting had decided Afghanistan was "compelled" to suspend its involvement in various bilateral and regional meetings due in Dubai, Islamabad and Kabul this month and in August, the statement said. The reason was the "violence-seeking policies of Pakistan's ISI and military officials." The suspension would hold unless "an atmosphere of bilateral trust is established," it said. The cabinet echoed Karzai's accusation that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had masterminded attacks against the US-backed government and its international allies who have about 70,000 soldiers here. Afghanistan regularly accuses Pakistan of supporting militants who have been waging a deadly insurgency in the nation since the 2001 ouster of the hardline Taliban regime in a US-led invasion. Karzai's statement was however one of the most harsh with the Islamic neighbours officially trying to repair a relationship strained by mounting extremist violence. US officials also say that Pakistan has allowed Taliban and Al-Qaeda to regroup in its tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan. But Pakistan rejects charges of supporting militants and says it is doing what it can to stop them. Karzai also referred to a suicide attack that targeted police in southern Uruzgan province on Sunday that killed 24 Afghans, most of them civilians in a bazaar, police said. He also condemned the Taliban's killing in Ghazni province the same day of two women whom the militants alleged were prostitutes and worked for the police. "These ladies were martyred by terrorists who have been trained in terrorist nests and intelligence offices outside Afghanistan where respect of (women's) honour doesn't mean anything," he said. The president's comments followed one of the deadliest incidents involving international forces since they arrived in Afghanistan in late 2001 to drive out the Taliban government. The storming on Sunday of a military outpost in the remote Kunar province, near Pakistan, left nine US soldiers dead and 15 wounded, officials said. "It was a well-organised attack, it was a ferocious attack," said a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force, Captain Mike Finney. Officials have suggested the attackers were from bases in Pakistan. Hours of fighting, including air strikes, prevented the militants from taking over the base, with rebel casualties in the "high double figures", said Finney. There were reports that several civilians were also killed but they could not be immediately confirmed. Between 400 and 500 militants from various anti-government factions including Taliban, Al-Qaeda and the Hezb-i-Islami faction were involved, a senior Afghan defence ministry official said on condition of anonymity. "They attacked the newly established base there and reached even its walls. At one point they had entered the base," he said. The soldiers had only occupied the base about five days before. Americans form the bulk of the nearly 70,000 international troops in Afghanistan to help the fragile government fight back an insurgency led by the hardline Taliban but influenced by Al-Qaeda. Afghanistan opposes US use of its territory for launching a possible attack against neighbouring Iran, President Hamid Karzai said in an interview broadcast on Monday, reports The Washington Post. The Afghan President said Afghanistan favoured good ties with its other large neighbour, Pakistan, but he alleged there were "elements in Pakistan's intelligence and Pakistan's army" who did not want a stable Afghanistan. He said his government, which came to power after US-led and Afghan forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001, had always tried to "keep the balance between the powers." "We are attentive to the dangers," Karzai told Radio Liberty when asked about the possible repercussions of a conflict between Iran and the United States. "Afghanistan should not become the battleground of differences of any country," he said in a wide-ranging interview. "Afghanistan does not want its soil to be used against any country and Afghanistan wants to be a friend of Iran as a neighbour which shares the same language and religion." Karzai said his government had facilitated talks between Tehran and Washington, and had also served as a messenger between both in the past. Karzai said foreign troops had ignored his repeated calls to coordinate operations with Afghan forces to avoid civilian casualties. "This in reality is a disaster. Many innocent people have been killed in the bombardment. For five years, routinely, I have been trying to prevent foreign forces from possibly harming our nation. Unfortunately, this effort has not had outcome I wanted, and as the nation expects," Karzai said. Karzai brushed aside reports about a possible postponement of next year's presidential election due to rising violence.