Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Brexit and the city: Paris, Frankfurt, Dublin vying for new business

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai: 'I asked Macron to invest $300m in girls' education'

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

Is the French Senate a retirement club for old politicians?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Burma should give access to investigators, says UN rights chief

Read more

FOCUS

Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US Federal Reserve ends historic QE program

Read more

ENCORE!

This week’s not-to-miss exhibitions

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Rogues aplenty at UN General Assembly

Read more

Asia-pacific

Taliban claims responsibility on website for suicide bombing

Video by Nicholas RUSHWORTH

Latest update : 2009-05-28

A group calling itself "Tehrik-i-Taliban Punjab" has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a police station in Lahore that killed at least 24. Their statement was posted on Turkish jihadist websites.

AFP - A Pakistani Taliban group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a Lahore police building that killed 24 people, a US specialist Islamist monitoring group said.
   
A group calling itself "Tehrik-i-Taliban Punjab" made the claim in a Turkish-language statement posted on Turkish jihadist websites through an organisation called Elif Media.
   
The Islamist monitors SITE said the group said the attack "targeted the 'nest of evil' in Lahore, and was a 'humble gift' to the mujahideen who suffer beneath the attacks of Pakistani forces in Swat."
   
It specified that a vehicle laden with 100 kilos of explosives was blown up outside a security building in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province in Pakistan, destroying the building and injuring hundreds more.
   

Date created : 2009-05-28

COMMENT(S)