TTP releases video of DHA Karachi bomb attack


A new video released on Tuesday by Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claims that the attack on Sep 19, 2011, in which the house of CID SSP Karachi, Chaudhry Aslam’s was targeted, was the work of TTP’s Fidayeen.
A double-cabin vehicle had detonated outside Central Investigation Department (CID) Senior Superintendent (SSP) Chaudhry Aslam’s residence destroying his house. This, according to the video released by the banned TTP, was a step in fighting against a “tyranny in which Pakistan is first and foremost.”
The attack, which killed eight people, including a school teacher and her son, was for long believed to have been a suicide car bomb carried out by militants linked to the deadly TTP who have attacked law enforcement agencies in similar attacks in other parts of the country.
The video released by the Taliban on Tuesday shows a man, claiming to be the suicide bomber sitting next to a laptop computer under a banner reading “Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Karachi Chapter”. He claims in the video that the attack was a premeditated assault.
The video then continues to show him sitting at the wheel of a car allegedly filled with explosives. The video then shows a still image of Chaudhry Aslam’s house and a drive-by video of the house before ending.
Displaying his resolve, SSP Aslam said that the Taliban cannot deter him by releasing such videos. “I vow that I won’t let them attack the mosques and imambargahs till the last drop of my blood.”