New Delhi, Feb 17: A Pakistan-based splinter group of Lashkar, Lashkar-e-Taiba Al Alami (LeT International) on Tuesday, Feb 16 came forward and claimed responsibility for the Feb 13 Pune blast.
A certain Abu Jindal, claiming to be the 'spokesperson' of Al Alami on Tuesday, Feb 16 called Islamabad-based Indian journalist (Hindu correspondent) Nirupama Subramanian to announce his group's role behind the German Bakery blast, which killed 10 people.
He cited two reasons for the attack. One was India's 'refusal' to discuss Kashmir in the upcoming talks with Pakistan. The second reason, the spokesperson said, was India's alliance with United States.
"Joh bhi America ka ittehadi hoga, hum uskey khilaf jang ladengey, chahey woh India ho ya Pakistan (Be it India or Pakistan, we will fight against any ally of America)," Jindal is quoted as saying.
The man, who was talking from North Waziristan, also revealed that the Al Alami fraction split from LeT as it took orders from Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
In a disturbing revelation, Jindal said that Feb 13 attack was carried out with the help of its 'sources' in India.