"This attack is an open message to both governments across the border," tweeted Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesperson for the splinter group, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat Ahrar (TTP-JA). "If we can attack this side, the other side could also be attacked," he said in Urdu. He also tweeted in English: "You (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi) are the killer of hundreds of Muslims. We will take the revenge of innocent people of Kashmir and Gujarat (sic)."
The suicide bombing near Wagah border in Pakistan was condemned by everyone including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Condemning the act, Narendra Modi had tweeted, "Terror attack in Pakistan near Wagah Border is shocking. I strongly condemn such a dastardly act of terrorism."
The tweet by spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat Ahrar was a reaction to Narendra Modi's tweet.
The target of the suicide bomb attack on Wagah border was both India and Pakistan. Even a Pakistani intelligence official was quoted as saying in Reuters, "It appears the bomber wanted to target ground zero where Pakistan and India border officials stand together to perform the flag ceremony but he could not enter due to tight security on the last gate. Had he managed to reach the place, there would have been the worst scenario at both sides."
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been briefed by his security advisors about the tweet of Pakistani Taliban group which mentioned him and talked of "revenge."
Pakistan on Tuesday formed a joint investigation team to probe the deadly Wagah attack which has been asked to submit a report within three days.
The team comprising representatives of the Chenab Rangers, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Counter Terrorism Department, Special Branch and Punjab Police would thoroughly look into possible security lapse that allowed the suicide bomber to reach the venue.
Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada said that team would submit its report within three days, Dawn newspaper reported.
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday (November 2) near the Wagah border in Pakistan's Lahore district, minutes after the flag-lowering ceremony.