Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the Times Square car bomb that city police diffused on Saturday, according to an audio recording on an Islamist website. However, security analysts have urged caution regarding the claim.
REUTERS - A car bomb defused in New York’s Times Square was a potential terrorist attack, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday, but officials held off identifying who may be responsible.
Police, tipped off by a street vendor, found the bomb in a sport utility vehicle in Times Square when the entertainment and shopping area of Midtown Manhattan was packed with tourists and theater-goers on a warm Saturday evening.
“A few years ago I used to be nervous. Now it doesn’t faze me,” said Amy Grossman, a New York teacher waiting in line for theater tickets on Sunday morning.
Date created : 2010-05-02