파키스탄 총리실은 마흐무드 두라니 국가안보보좌관이 해임됐다고 발표했습니다.

7일 이 같은 발표는 인도 뭄바이 테러범 가운데 유일한 생존자가 실제로 파키스탄 인이라고 확인하는 두라니 보좌관의 발언이

한 파키스탄 민간 텔레비전을 통해 방송된 지 몇 시간 만에 나왔습니다.

현재 인도에 구금돼 있는 모하메드 아즈말 카사브의 국적이 인도의 거듭된 주장대로 파키스탄인이라고 파키스탄 정부가 확인한 것은 두라니 보좌관이 처음이었습니다.

파키스탄 총리실은 성명을 통해, 두라니 보좌관이 해임된 것은 국가 안보 문제에 관해 총리 등과 협의 없이 무책임한 발언을 했기 때문이라고 밝혔습니다.

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The Pakistani prime minister's office says National Security Advisor Mahmood Durranihas been fired.

Today's (Wednesday's) announcement comes hours after private Pakistani television channels quoted Durrani as saying the lone surviving gunman from the attacks on Mumbai, India, is indeed a Pakistani national.

It was the government's first confirmation that Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, who is in Indian custody, is Pakistani, as New Delhi has repeatedly alleged.

A statement released by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's office says Durrani was fired because he issued "irresponsible statements" on national security issues without consulting with the prime minister and others.

In another development, an Indian newspaper published the transcript of a phone call made by gunmen during the Mumbai attacks that left more than 170 people dead in November.

According to the transcript obtained and published by "The Hindu" newspaper today (Wednesday), a gunman in one of the besieged luxury hotels said, "We have three foreigners, including women." The response from an unidentified voice was, "Kill them."

The transcript says the exchange was followed by the sounds of gunshots and cheers.