Laskhar-e-Taiba Al Alami claims responsibility for Pune bomb blast

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New Delhi, Feb.16 (ANI): An unknown militant group calling itself the Laskhar-e-Taiba Al Alami claimed on Tuesday that it was behind Saturday's bomb attack in Pune that killed ten people including two foreign nationals.

"The caller identified himself as Abu Jindal, described himself as the spokesman of the LeT Al Alami (international), and claimed the group had carried out the attack because of what he said was India's "refusal" to discuss Kashmir in the forthcoming talks with Pakistan," a report on The Hindu newspaper's website stated on Tuesday.

"The caller also gave India's "alliance" with America as another reason for the attack. Asked if there were any other reasons, he said: "These are the only two reasons". "Joh bhi America ka ittehad hoga, hum uskey khilaf jang ladengey, chahey who India ho ya Pakistan (we will wage war against any ally of America, whether it is India or Pakistan)," the report stated.

Talking about its group the caller stated that his group had split from the Laskhar-e-Taiba because it took orders from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the report stated.

"The caller sounded like an educated boy in his late teens or early 20s. He said he was calling from Miramshah in North Waziristan and declined to divulge the name of the group's leader," the report added.

The telephone number that showed up on the caller identity carried an area code common to the Waziristan tribal area and Bannu, the adjoining district in the North-West Frontier rovince, it further stated. (ANI)

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