Manhattan, NY - Commish Kelly: No evidence of a Taliban Link to Bomb

Published on: May 2nd, 2010 at 04:03 PM
By:  AFP
Last updated on: May 2, 2010 04:03 PM

Manhattan, NY - Manhattan, NY - There is no proof to back a claim by a Pakistani Taliban group that it was responsible for a car bomb attempt in New York's Times Square, city police chief Raymond Kelly said Sunday.

"Although a Taliban bomb maker has claimed on the Internet... we have no evidence to support this claim," Kelly told journalists the day after the failed bomb was found.

An Internet video purportedly from the Tarik-e-Taliban group claimed responsibility, the US monitoring service SITE said.

Posted on YouTube, the video said the attempted bombing was to avenge the recent killing of two top Al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq and US drone strikes in Pakistan, SITE said.


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