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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-02-10 01:57 PM
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Pakistani Taliban claim credit for failed NYC Times Square car bombing
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Edited on Sun May-02-10 01:59 PM by Robb
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/05/pakistan...

A top Pakistani Taliban commander took credit for yesterday's failed car bomb attack in New York City.

Qari Hussain Mehsud, the top bomb maker for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, said he takes "fully responsibility for the recent attack in the USA." Qari Hussain made the claim on an audiotape accompanied by images that was released on a YouTube website that calls itself the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel.

The tape has yet to be verified, but US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal believe it is legitimate. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan News Channel on YouTube was created on April 30. Officials believe it was created to announce the Times Square attack, and Qari Hussains statement was pre-recorded.



Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/05/pakistan...


I put a lot of stock in Roggio's reporting, we'll see I suppose.

Edited to add: Reuters: http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCATRE6412532010...
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