Pakistan army chief Kayani visits UK

September 26, 2011 - 4:40 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Ministry of Defense says Pakistan's army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is visiting Britain amid growing U.S. outrage over allegations Pakistan's military spy agency helped militants attack U.S. targets in Afghanistan.

The ministry says Kayani is expected to meet privately with the U.K.'s Defense Minister Liam Fox on Monday. It declined to comment further.

The top U.S. military officer, Adm. Mike Mullen, last week accused Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency of supporting an Afghan insurgent group suspected of involvement in an assault on the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan on Sept. 13 as well as a truck bomb that wounded 77 American soldiers days earlier.

Kayani, widely considered the most powerful man in Pakistan, has dismissed the allegations as baseless.