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Taliban claim responsibility for Kashmir attacks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, Jan 21, IRNA -- An unknown Taliban group in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir has claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks on army in region, which had killed four soldiers and injured 13.

A Taliban spokesman Abu Dujana said from Miranshah, the center of North Waziristan, said that Tehrik Taliban Kashmir has carried out the attacks.

He said that Pakistani soldiers were targeted to protest change in Pakistan’s Kashmir policy and U.S drone attacks in the tribal regions.

The Taliban spokesman said that the ‘Mujahideen’ were near to victory in Indian Kashmir but the army struck deal with India and betrayed the blood of one hundred thousand people killed in Kashmir.

On January 6th, a suicide bomber attacked an army barrack at Tararkhal area in Kashmir and killed four soldiers and injured 11 others.

Two soldiers were injured in another suicide attack on an army vehicle in Rawlkot district few days ago.

Spokesman for main Kashmir group Hizbul Mujahideen said there is no existence of Taliban group in Kashmir and that no Kashmiri group has links with Taliban.

Chief Secretary Kashmir Khalid Sultan said that he has heard the name of Taliban group for the first time and that the authorities will investigate the claim.

Last year in June, a suicide bomber attacked a residential complex of security forces in Muzaffarabad, killing two soldiers. Pakistani Taliban had claimed responsibility of the attack.

In December last year, a suicide bomber struck Shiite Muslims in Muzaffarabad and killed 8 people.

In November last year three suspected suicide bomber blew themselves up in the outskirts of Muzaffarabad after the people pursued them.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 910017



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