Pakistani Taliban take credit for failed Times Square attack, again


Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq {center).

After denying any involvement in the May 1 failed bombing in Times Square, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq said the terror group’s followers were indeed involved. From Reuters:

A Taliban spokesman, in a video message obtained by Reuters, repeated a claim of responsibility, saying: “The movement proved what America could not have even imagined … It was just an explosive-laden vehicle which did not explode.”

“But it (America) will see, all imperialist forces will see that it will explode also and America will also burn,” said the spokesman, Azim Tariq, sitting cross-legged on the ground in front of a rock face and speaking in Urdu.

America’s allies would meet the same fate, he said. “They can neither eliminate the mujahideen nor jihad, nor they can harm Islam,” he said, referring to Muslim holy warriors and holy war.

“Instead, they will have to die themselves, they will be burnt themselves, they will have to dig their own graves,” said the spokesman, sporting a long black beard and turban.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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1 Comment

  • T Ruth says:

    And the best comment to that article at Reuters reads:
    “Don’t feed the troll.”


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