US marathon: TTP denies involvement in Boston blasts

Pakistan also condemns the ‘heinous act of terrorism’.


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Pakistan government said the country was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the Boston attack. PHOTO: FILE

MIRAMSHAH:


The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which claimed the 2010 Times Square bomb plot, on Tuesday denied anything to do with explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 100 in Boston.


“We believe in attacking US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack,” TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP.

“We have no connection to this bombing but we will continue to target them wherever possible,” Ehsan added.

Monday’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, one of America’s top sporting events, forced cities in United States, from New York to Los Angeles, to go on high alert and conjured up memories of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The government said the country was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the Boston attack.

“The government of Pakistan condemns this heinous act of terrorism in the strongest possible terms and hopes that the perpetrators of this barbaric act will be brought to justice,” said a statement issued by the foreign ministry.

US President Barack Obama warned against “jumping to conclusions” but a senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said such an attack was “clearly an act of terror”. 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2013. 

COMMENTS (1)

Aschraful Makhlooq | 8 years ago | Reply

But as usual US shall never accept this Taliban's denial of involvement in Boston's twin bomb blasts and shall try its best and utmost to any possible actions against Taliban even without any solid and authentic evidences as US has been doing and as US has been done in the past by playing old blame game because old habit goes hard and this has been US' old bad habit to accuse Taliban of any mishap occurred in USA or any where in the world......

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