Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Did the left-wing inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

Dozens killed in attack on military camp in Mali

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered left: French Socialists divided ahead of primary run-off (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Splintered left: Are Europe's Social Democrats obsolete? (part 2)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Gambia: New president says Jammeh has agreed to cede power

Read more

ACROSS AFRICA

France finally grants Senegalese vets citizenship

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Pollution threatens island paradise of Mauritius, and one Cameroonian expat's quest to bring safe drinking water to his country

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Publicis boss encourages firms to move staff to Paris post-Brexit

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

'Fake news has had almost no impact on Wikipedia'

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)