They say more attacks like the Times Square bomb plot are coming, and “proudly” take responsibility for some recent jihad murders. “Pakistan Taliban threaten attacks on US and Europe,” by Rob Crilly in the Telegraph, September 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):
A senior commander in the Pakistan Taliban last night announced it was planning terror strikes against targets in the US and Europe similar to the Times Square bomb plot.
Qari Hussain Mehsud, who commands suicide squads for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said he was proud that the US had added his organisation to its international terrorism blacklist on Wednesday.
And he and promised a fresh wave of attacks that would resemble the attempted Times Square bombing earlier this year.
He spoke as he claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite rally in Quetta yesterday in which 53 people were killed.
“We proudly take its responsibility,” he told the Associated Press news agency by phone from an undisclosed location. “Our war is against America and Pakistan security forces, but Shiites are also our target because they too are our enemies.”
The TTP has previously said it was behind Faisal Shahzad’s botched attack on Times Square. However, warnings of subsequent threats against the US have proven unfounded….