March 8th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

Taliban claims responsibility for Pakistan bombing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) - The Taliban said Monday it was behind a suicide bombing in Lahore that killed 11 people and wounded more than 60.

Azam Tariq, spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said the attack was in response to U.S. aggression against Muslims around the world.  "I am proud to accept the responsibility of the Lahore suicide blast," he wrote in a text message to CNN. "We will follow U.S. and its allies all over the world, even if they are in Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore, Afghanistan or in U.S."

Government officials provided the death toll from the bomb in the eastern part of the country. Many of the wounded were in critical condition, and the death toll could rise, officials said.

The blast occurred in Model Town, an affluent part of Lahore, Pakistan's second-largest city. The suicide bomber targeted the Special Investigation Agency, a provincial law-enforcement agency that investigates high-value detainees. It is where suspected militants have been interrogated, said Khusro Pervez, a senior government official in Lahore.

- Journalists Nasir Dawar and Nasir Habib contributed to this report.


Filed under: Pakistan • Taliban
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  1. Tara

    I agree with you Dan! They are sick people, and they only keep killing because years ago someone killed a family memeber of theirs and they dont stop killing there enemy/ even their family until they feel they have reached justice, which is even more sick. And they are high on opiates all the time so they dont even know what the hell they are doing when they do these acts. GO AMERICA!

    March 11, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mohammad A. Dar

    DAN, I DO NOT KNOW , WHAT MAKES YOU THINK TO ADVISE PAKISTANIS TO KILL THE TALIBAN, HOW ABOUT GETTING YOUR BUTTS OUT OF THE SOFA, AND ENLIST YOUR SELF, TO FULFILL YOUR DESIRE. PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT, COWARDS.

    March 8, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dan Lafayette,IN

    The Taliban are a sick people if they think killing innocent lives will gain them any support. Pakistan now needs to capture and/or kill all Taliban within their nation. They should not be released into society again since they do not care for the lives within the society.

    March 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. salim abu aziz

    let join hands and make this world a better place ,becouse of our children alive, and the unborn.there is notting in this world.

    March 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |