Demonstrators chant slogans outside the Data Darbar to comdemn the suicide bomb attacks there the previous night. -AFP Photo
MIRAMSHAH The Taliban on Friday denied any involvement in a twin suicide bombing on Data Ganj Bakhsh shrine in Lahore which killed 42 people and wounded 175 others.

“We are not responsible for these attacks, this is a conspiracy by foreign secret agencies, you know we do not attack public places,” Azam Tariq, a spokesman for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“We condemn this brutal act. Our target is very clear and we only attack police, army and other security personnel,” he added.

No one has claimed responsibility for Thursday night's attack.

The TTP, a key architect of a bombing campaign that has killed more than 3,400 people across Pakistan in three years, grabbed the global spotlight after the United States accused the group over a failed car bomb plot in New York in May.—AFP

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