Miranshah: The Pakistani Taliban vowed on Saturday to attack the United States and Europe, days after the US State Department added the group to a blacklist of foreign terrorist organizations.
“Soon we will target America and Europe, we will take revenge for the drone strikes," Qari Hussain, a militant commander for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan faction, told a news agency by telephone from an undisclosed location.
"(President Barack) Obama and his allies are our enemies -- they are afraid of us. We do not care if they have declared us a terrorist group," he said.
"We will carry out more attacks, inside Pakistan and Afghanistan. We will target Americans and their allies wherever they are," he told the newswire.
Hussain is also known as "Ustad-e-Fidaeen", or teacher of suicide bombers.
"Obama and his friends are the real terrorists, Pakistan is also an ally of America and we will attack all Pakistani government officials," he said.
Hussain said the group also took responsibility for the triple suicide bombing in Pakistan`s eastern city of Lahore which killed 31 people when it targeted a Shiite mourning procession on Wednesday.