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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

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