U.S. says Pakistani Taliban behind New York bomb attempt

08:10, May 10, 2010      

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This undated image, obtained from orkut.com on May 4, 2010, shows Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American who is suspected as the driver of a bomb-laden SUV into New York's Time Square on May 1. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Sunday the United States has evidence that points to the Pakistani Taliban in connection with the New York bombing attempt.

Holder made the accusation in a Sunday morning interview with ABC's "This Week," saying the United States has "developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack."

A smoking sports utility vehicle with a suspicious package of gasoline fireworks and propane tanks was discovered last Saturday in New York's Times Square, but the bomb failed to explode.

Two days later, Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan was arrested in connection with the attempt. Holder said the Pakistani Taliban has helped Shahzad's attempt.

"We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction," said Holder.


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