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Pakistani Taliban claim Karachi bombing

Pakistani Taliban claim Karachi bombing

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a bombing against a Shiite Muslim procession in Karachi that killed 44 people.
A Taliban spokesman, Asmatullah Shaheen, called The Associated Press saying the group had carried out Monday's attack in Pakistan's largest city. He didn't explain the motive for the attack. The Pakistani Taliban has rarely claimed responsibility for attacks in Karachi.
Shaheen said Wednesday that one of the group's men was sent to the southern port city the day before the procession to carry out the bombing.
The attack was one of the clearest examples yet of the group's ability to strike far from its sanctuary in the northwest and its determination to escalate its war against the state.


Updated : 2021-04-21 11:30 GMT+08:00