Pakistani Taliban Deny Involvement In Boston Marathon Bombing
Following yesterday’s bombing in Boston, which killed at least three people and injured more than 100 others, the Pakistani Taliban have denied playing any role in the attack. The group’s spokesman responded to the incident on Tuesday.
“Certainly, America is our target and we will attack the U.S. and its allies whenever the [Pakistani Taliban] finds the opportunity, but we are not involved in this attack,” the group’s spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said in a statement, per the Los Angeles Times.
The Associated Press reported the same, based on a phone interview with the spokesman. The group claimed responsibility for an attack plot in the U.S. in 2010:
The main focus of the Pakistani Taliban has been a bloody insurgency against the Pakistani government because of its alliance with the United States and to enforce Islamic law in the country.
But the group has threatened attacks in the U.S. as well, and claimed responsibility for a failed car bombing in New York’s Times Square in 2010.
In his remarks on Tuesday, President Obama said the FBI is investigating the attack as terrorism. There has been no further information about the motive and who was responsible.
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