My friend in Pakistan sent me this:
Following is the rough English translation of the TTP spokesman statement (in Urdu) regarding Karachi Airport Attack. Find the original TTP statement in Urdu below this post:
TTP Central Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid statement:
“The suicide bomber squad of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) successfully entered in Jinnah International Airport at 10 pm night time, and till morning they fought with thousands of Pakistani security forces personnel and were hitting their targets.
Several security forces personnel and dozens of airplanes were destroyed in the attack, spot was chosen in order to avoid damages to citizens and inflict more damages on govt. Bombers succeeded in this
TTP proudly and with bravery accept responsibility of the attack. TTP connects this attack to the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud with the secret Pakistani govt help in the US drone strike and also congratulates the Muslim Ummah for the sacrifices of the bombers in which heavy damages were inflicted on the government.
TTP with sincerity initiated talks with Pakistani govt and ex TTP chief obviously spok about such talks initiated with the govt in his last interview and it was also made clear to this govt that if incumbent govt want to use peace talks as a weapon of politics and weapon of war then govt will never succeed in such designs.
TTP showed sincerity in talks and govt responded with the killing of TTP commander Wali ur Rehman and then Hakimullah Mehsud. Govt initiated unannounced operations, several affiliates of TTP were disappeared and also conducted terrible bombing on the innocent tribals.
Govt is firm in replying with terrible military operation in the tribal regions to the sincere efforts of TTP and other Jihadi organizations for Islam and country. On behalf of western powers and in order to make them happy, Pakistani govt finalized the military operation in North Waziristan.
TTP has prepared its plan to deal with such evil attacks. TTP is ready and decided to defend tribesmen after the announcement of war by North Waziristan Commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur.
Karachi airport attack is clear message that govt should abstain from using talks as a tool of war and politics. TTP will never abandon and refuse sincere efforts for peace talks.”