Taliban claim responsibility for Lahore blast

May 28th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack in Lahore Wednesday that killed at least 23 people, a US-based Islamic militant monitoring group has said.
The SITE Intelligence Group said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban militants made the claim in a statement posted on Turkish jihadist websites, Geo TV reported Thursday.

The group quoted the statement as saying that the attack “targeted the nest of evil in Lahore” and was a “humble gift to the Mujahideen who suffer beneath the attacks of Pakistani forces in Swat”.

It said that a vehicle laden with 100 kg explosives was blown up outside the security building in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province in Pakistan. The blast reduced the building to rubble.

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