A newly released video shows a young man, allegedly Faisal Shahzad, shaking hands and hugging Hakimullah Mehsud with a voice heard in the background saying "Today, along with the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Hakimullah Mehsud and under the command of Amir al-Mumineen Mullah Mohammed Omar Mujahid (may Allah protect him), we are planning to wage an attack on your side, inshallah."
The previously unpublished video has been released by Flashpoint Global Partners, a global security and terrorism consultancy.
Faisal Shahzad, the the would-be Times Square bomber, had told investigators after he was arrested that he had met the leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, but many had doubted the claim as too far-fetched. The release of the video however seems to have confirmed this.
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