Rawalpindi imambargah attack: Jamat-ul-Ahrar faction of TTP claims responsibility

ISLAMABAD: A faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday claimed responsibility for the the imambargah blast in Chitian Hatian area of Rawalpindi, which killed five people and wounded 17 others.

The powerful explosion on Friday night triggered chaos as dozens gathered in the Imambargah to distribute alms to mark the birthday of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH).

“We claim responsibility of the attack on the Imambargah and vow to continue such attacks against enemies of Islam,” spokesman of Jamat-ul-Ahrar faction of TTP, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said in an email.

“We want to make it clear to these infidel rulers that we will not be impressed by any of their laws or hangings,” he added.