Pakistani Taliban, a close ally of al Qaeda, has threatened to attack American targets abroad in a bid to avenge the killing of bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a Pakistani town on May 2, said one of its senior leaders.
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan exploded an American consulate convoy, laid siege to a naval base and blew up paramilitary cadets in Pakistan, Reuters reported.
Omar Khalid Khorasani, the top Taliban commander in Mohmand, one of Pakistan's unruly tribal agencies, answered to answer questions posed by Reuters and record them on a DVD.
These attacks were just a part of our revenge. God willing, the world will see how we avenge Osama bin Laden's martyrdom, said Khorasani, speaking about the TTP's intentions. He also mentioned about their networks in several countries outside Pakistan.
TTP, which has been added to the United States' list of foreign terrorist organizations, claimed responsibility for the botched car bomb attack in New York's Times Square last year.
Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud appeared in a video with the Jordanian double agent who blew himself up in a well-fortified U.S. base in Afghanistan last year, in the second most deadly attack in CIA history, killing seven CIA officials.
Our war against America is continuing inside and outside of Pakistan. When we launch attacks, it will prove that we can hit American targets outside Pakistan, said Khorasani.
Both the Pakistani Taliban and the Afghan Taliban are closely linked with each other. They use the porous border to exchange intelligence and provide shelter for each other, a region, which has been described as the most dangerous place in the world by U.S. President Barack Obama.