It's 'premature' to say if Shehzad had links with Pak Taliban: Pak Army

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Lahore, May 6 (ANI): While US officials have said that Faisal Shehzad, the main accused behind the foiled Times Square bombing plot, received bomb making training in Pakistan's restive tribal region of Waziristan, the Pakistan Army has said it is premature to say that he had visited the region unless a link between him and the Taliban is established.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) chief Major General Athar Abbas said those links are yet to be established.

"Unless a link is established, it will be premature to say that he had gone there," The Daily Times quoted Abbas, as saying.

According to US officials privy to the investigations Shehzad, son of a former Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Chief Air Vice Marshal Baharul Haq, has already admitted to receiving terror training in Waziristan during his five-month trip to the country earlier this year.

When asked about the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) taking the responsibility for the botched up bombing plot, Abbas said : "As for the TTP claim, anybody can claim anything." (ANI)

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