Pakistani Taliban chief Mehsud claims U.S. shooting

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Sat Apr 4, 2009 12:18pm IST

Victims are removed from a shooting scene onto awaiting hearse at the American Civic Center on Front Street in Binghampton, New York April 3, 2009. REUTERS/Hans Pennink

Victims are removed from a shooting scene onto awaiting hearse at the American Civic Center on Front Street in Binghampton, New York April 3, 2009.

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militant leader Baituallah Mehsud claimed on Saturday responsibility for an attack on a U.S. immigration centre in New York state in which 13 people were killed.

"I accept responsibility. They were my men. I gave them orders in reaction to U.S. drone attacks," Mehsud told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

A man armed with two handguns killed 13 people at an immigration services centre before apparently turning the gun on himself, authorities in Binghamton, New York, said.

Representative Maurice Hinchey, whose district includes Binghamton, told the New York Times that indications are the gunman was an immigrant from Vietnam.

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