TTP claims responsibility for Karachi, Rawalpindi blasts


The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed the responsibility for Wednesday’s blasts in Karachi and Rawalpindi in which more than 20 people were killed.
Talking to a private TV channel on Thursday, TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said the TTP was responsible for the blasts carried out a day earlier near imambargahs in Rawalpindi and Karachi.
Giving details of the attacks, Ehsan said the organisation had carried out a suicide blast in Rawalpindi while the twin explosions in Karachi were planted bombs, adding that it would stage more attacks on Shias in the next few days.
The statement came after the TTP had claimed responsibility for two earlier blasts on the same day in Bannu and Shangla areas, bringing the tally of cities targeted on Wednesday to four.
Meanwhile, the TTP also vowed to attack Indian targets to avenge the country’s execution of Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of the militant squad responsible for a rampage through Mumbai that killed 166 people on 26 November, 2008.
“We have decided to target Indians to avenge the killing of Ajmal Kasab,” the Taliban spokesman said.