Pakistan Taliban Denies Involvement In Times Square Bomb Attempt
A Pakistan Taliban spokesman says they do have fighters in America, but that they had nothing to do with the bomb planted in Times Square.
“We will be attacking in a new style against the United States and its allies. Our people have reached the US and other European countries and soon will be attacking,” says Azam Tariq (pictured). The spokesman for Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spoke by phone from an undisclosed location.
Tariq also says online videos purportedly posted by his group are not related to Tehrik-e Taliban.
On Monday, Mr. Tariq denied knowledge of the first video that explicitly claimed responsibility for the attack. By Wednesday, Tariq was quoted denying ties to Faisal Shahzad, the man who was arrested for driving the car to Times Square and has since said he’d received bomb-making training in Pakistan.
“This is a noble job and we pray that all the Muslim youths should follow Faisal Shahzad. But he is not part of our network,” he said. The Pakistani-American neither came to the TTP for training, he said, nor did he receive any from the group.Click here for reuse options!
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