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Pakistan Taliban disowns video attributed to it

world Updated: May 03, 2010 23:59 IST

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan on Monday disowned a video attributed to the group claiming responsibility for an attempted car bombing in New York City's Times Square.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq told Peshawar-based reporters on telephone from an undisclosed location, "We don't know about this video. As far as I know, none of our people have posted the video. We have no information about it."

The car bomb was discovered yesterday in Times Square.

However, Tariq said a video featuring Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud threatening strikes on American soil was genuine.

Pakistani security experts believe the Taliban do not have the capacity to carry out attacks in the US.

A recent offensive killed hundreds of Hakimullah's fighters in South Waziristan tribal region and forced thousands more to flee to other parts of Pakistan’s tribal belt or to Afghanistan.