An al-Qaida group has purportedly claimed responsibility for the suicide attack earlier this week against Denmark’s embassy in Pakistan that left six people dead.
An internet message says the attack was carried out to fulfil Osama bin Laden’s promise of revenge over the reprinting in Danish papers of a cartoon of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed.
The statement was posted on a website frequently used by the Islamic militants, but its authenticity couldn’t immediately be verified.
It was signed by Mustafa Abu al-Yazeed, the self-proclaimed leader of the terror network’s Afghanistan branch.
Denmark officials said earlier that they suspected al-Qaida was behind Tuesday’s attack.