Taliban: we are not to blame for Peshawar mosque bombing
Speaking at an event in Kabul on Wednesday, the Taliban’s foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, said that Pakistan should not blame the group for Monday’s deadly suicide bombing at a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified area in the city of Peshawar.
“Pakistan should fully investigate the bombing and not blame Afghanistan for it,” Muttaqi said.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) initially claimed responsibility of the attack, but rejected it later, with its spokesperson saying the group had had no role.
Pakistan has in recent months accused the Taliban government of providing sanctuary to the TTP in Afghanistan, with warnings that it would target the militants inside the Afghan borders.