Taliban accept responsibility of PNS Mehran attack
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Taliban accept responsibility of PNS Mehran attack

Karāchi : Pakistan | May 22, 2011 at 10:56 PM PDT
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The Taliban spokesman says militants have ammunition and food to fight and survive for three days.


The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility on Monday for a brazen attack on a Karachi naval base that has claimed five lives and destroyed naval aircraft, saying the carnage was to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.

“It was the revenge of martyrdom of Osama bin Laden. It was the proof that we are still united and powerful,” Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said by telephone from an undisclosed location.

A spokesman said that the team of militants they sent into Karachi s PNS Mehran naval base on Sunday night had enough supplies to survive a three-day siege.

"They have enough ammunition and food and they can fight and survive for three days," Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said.

He said up to 22 militants were assigned to launch the attack. Accounts are unclear, but up to five militants may have been killed by Pakistani troops. The remaining are holed up in a building on the base exchanging fire with commandos.

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ArshadSubhan is based in Khushāb, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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