TTP claim responsibility for ammunition factory attack, warn of more attacks

August 22nd, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI  


Wah (Pak), Aug 22 (ANI): The Pakistans unit of the Taliban, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reportedly claimed the responsibility for yesterdays blast in Wah locality in Pakistan tribal areas, and warned of more similar attacks in near future.

The terrorist organization also threatened to carry out further suicide attacks if an Army offensive against militants was not stopped.

A TTP spokesman said: Our bombers carried out todays attack. It is in reaction to military operations in Swat and Bajaur.

Similar attacks will be carried out in other cities of Pakistan including Lahore , Islamabad and Rawalpindi . The Wah factory is a killer factory where arms are being produced to kill our women and children, the Daily Times quoted TTP spokesman Maulvi Omar as saying.

Earlier, at least 70 persons, mostly army ammunitions factory workers, had died in Wah areas when two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside Pakistan s main army munitions factory. This was described as the deadliest attack on a military installation in the countrys history.

According to a press release issued by the Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board, the blasts occurred outside two exit gates of the POF about 1440 hours when a large number of workers were leaving the complex.

One of the bombers blew himself up outside the main gate while the second detonated his explosives at almost the same time near another gate, said police officer Sardar Shahbaz. Subsequently, soldiers cordoned off the area and kept reporters back as ambulances arrived to take away the casualties, a witness said. (ANI)

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