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Pakistan probes Taliban link to Marriott bombing

Investigators probing a suicide blast at a top hotel in Pakistan’s capital said Saturday they are looking at possible links to pro-Taliban extremists fighting government forces near the Afghan border. “We suspect (the attack) could be by militants opposed to the government’s drive against Taliban elements in the tribal regions,” a senior security official said on condition of anonymity. The official said the bomber appeared to be ill-trained and poorly briefed, with poor intelligence about the hotel, which suggested he was from the northwestern tribal belt rather than being affiliated to better-funded sectarian groups. Full Story

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