PESHAWAR: Speaking to Dawn.com on Tuesday, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attempt to attack senior journalist Hamid Mir a day earlier and warned of more attacks on anyone pursuing the secular agenda.
Ehsan said that Mir was following a secular agenda and was helping those who were working against the principles of Islam adding that their organisation would continue to target all those who were becoming party to propagation against ‘jihad’.
The spokesman of the Pakistani Taliban further said that those targeting the Taliban would be targeted with explosives.
According to The Express Tribune TTP spokesman Ehsan ullah Ehsan has warned of further attacks.
“Life and death is in the hands of Allah. Allah saved his life but we will make a similar attempt again,” TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told AFP by telephone from an unknown location.
“Hamid Mir earlier shot into prominence for working in the interest of Islam and Muslims. We targeted him because now he is working against Islam and Muslims,” he said.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik offered a cash reward of Rs50 million for anyone with information about who was responsible for the powerful bomb.
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