“Allegations in the media on Pakistan’s involvement with Haqqani Network are preposterous. In fact, we were shocked and deeply saddened when precious American lives were lost at the Chapman facility in 2009 in an unfortunate attack that was later claimed by TTP in a publicly available video, featuring the suicide bomber with the leader of the TTP,” a spokesman for the Pakistan Foreign Ministry stated on Friday, dismissing newly declassified US documents that claimed that the ISI may have facilitated the suicide attack on a CIA base in eastern Afghanistan.

The suicide bomber, Humam Khalil Muhammed Abu Mulal al Balawi was supposedly an informant for the CIA, and had a meeting with his handlers, which he attacked. It is no secret that the Haqqani network (HQN) had a long association with the Pakistani establishment. The Pakistani state has blankly stated that this is no longer true. However, whether or not the HQN is sheltered by the Pakistani establishment is of of consequence with regards to the attack on the CIA base in 2009. A video surfaced after the attack, which clearly showed the suicide bomber and would-be triple agent standing in a shot with the former TTP leader. In 2009, the Pakistan Army had already started to trade blows with the TTP, which would make the bomber an enemy of the state, instead of a strategic asset.

Hence, it can be inferred that the bomber was not most probably not a triple agent for the Pakistani establishment.