Taliban threatens to carry out two attacks per week in Pakistan

April 6th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, Apr 6 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the Frontier Constabulary camp in Islamabad, and promised that they would carry out two suicide attacks per week unless the United States stops drone attacks in tribal areas.

“We claim responsibility for the Islamabad suicide attack. It was in retaliation for a drone attack in Orakzai,” said TTP commander Hakimullah, Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud’s deputy.

“We have shown enough restraint. Previously, we were striking once in three months, but from now onward we will go for at least two suicide attacks a week,” he added.

Hakimullah warned the government of more attacks if missile strikes by US drones continued in the tribal region, The News reported.

“In Islamabad we have been successful to hit our target and we will launch more attacks in retaliation for drone attacks,” he said.

Most of the militant attacks in Pakistan occur in the northwest, where the Taliban and al-Qaeda have strongholds from which they plan strikes on US and NATO forces across the border in Afghanistan. (ANI)

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