Pakistani Taliban Claims Responsibility for UN Office Blast

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed that Monday’s blast on the UN World Food Programme (WFP) offices in the Capital Islamabad that killed five people was executed by it.

A Taliban spokesman said that the attack was made on the international agency because their work was “not in the interest of Muslims’.

It may be mentioned that a suicide bomber attired in military uniform blew himself up in the office.

Just after killing of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud by a US drone strike, the militant group had vowed to take revenge for that.

The spokesman, who told him name Azam Tariq, said that the UN and foreign aid agencies were ‘infidels’.

The Taliban has also executed many similar attacks recently when military offensive was at its peak against them.

Only last week, at least 16 people were killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in north-western Pakistan.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that a probe into how the bomber, wearing a uniform of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, was allowed to enter the WFP offices by security officials has been ordered.

The attack came as Britain’s defence and home ministers visited Islamabad for talks with Pakistani officials on the role Pakistan plays in combating terror.

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