Pakistani Taliban Claims Times Square Car Bomb

Law enforcement skeptical but alert level remains high
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2010 2:30 PM CDT
Pedestrians and traffic clog New York's Times Square Sunday, May 2, 2010. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for yesterday's failed car bomb attack, but police say they doubt the claim.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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(Newser) – The Pakistani Taliban says the failed Times Square car bomb was the work of its operatives, but officials investigating the incident are dubious, reports the Daily News. The terrorist group has a history of claiming credit for incidents it had nothing to do with, and initial investigation results suggest "this was not part of any plot by al Qaeda or another known terrorist organization," said Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Another possibility is a link to the recent South Park episode about Mohammed, the New York Post reports. Rep. Peter King floated the theory on CNN, quickly calling it "one possibility out of a hundred."

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