NY bomb plot: Pak Taliban claims responsibility

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Washington, May 3: The Pakistani Taliban has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attempted bombing in New York's Times Square.

The Washington-based intelligence group, SITE, has revealed that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has released a video claiming responsibility for the Time Square bomb plot.

“The video, posted to YouTube, contains an audio message attributed to Qari Hussein Mehsud, an official in TTP and organizer of its suicide bombing squad, played over anti-American images," SITE said in a statement.

SITE is an intelligence group that monitors websites of Islamic terrorist outfits.

“The TTP states that the attack was in revenge for the recent deaths of Abu Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, killed in Iraq in April," the SITE statement said, adding that English subtitles were provided in the video.

The extremist group also claimed that the attack was in revenge for the Global American interference and terrorism in Muslim Countries, especially in Pakistan.

However, there is no official verification of the claim being made by TTP, SITE said.

Pakistan"s ISI has also said that the TTP neither had the resources nor the global reach to plot such an attack.

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