We post this for the record. For by claiming responsibility the Taliban may simply be taking advantage of a unrelated event for propaganda purposes. Or they may be genuine – in which case you will hear little of this from the corporate media. Ed.
A top Taliban leader has claimed responsibility for a shooting rampage outside a US civic center in New York that left fourteen people dead.
“I accept responsibility. They were my men. I gave them orders in reaction to US drone attacks,” Pakistani Taliban leader Baituallah Mehsud told a news channel by phone from an undisclosed location.
According to Mehsud, a Pakistani national carried out the attack along with another unidentified man, warning that such attacks would continue.
“Such attacks will continue. It was revenge to US drone attacks (in Pakistan) and brutalities in Palestine,” he said.
Figures released by the police indicate that 14 people, including one of the gunmen, were killed during the Friday shooting at the civic association building in Binghamton.
Police say four people are critically wounded and 37 others have been safely escorted out.