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Pakistan Taleban claim deadly attack on TV channel

Published on Jan 18, 2014 5:14 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - The Pakistani Taleban claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly attack on a private television channel in the southern city of Karachi and threatened further violence against media outlets.

A spokesman said in a statement that militants had attacked an Express News van on Friday night, killing three employees, because the station had acted as a "propagandist".

"We claim the responsibility... The reason of the attack is that in the war of ideologies all media channels including Express News are acting as propagandist and as rival party," Ehsanullah Ehsan said.

"We will attack all the media houses that are involved in carrying out propaganda against us," he said.

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