(FAISALABAD, Pakistan) -- The Pakistani Taliban have taken responsibility for the car bomb that left at least two dozen people dead and over 130 others wounded in Faisalabad Tuesday.
Shortly after the explosion, the militant group released a statement that it meant for the bomb to destroy the offices of the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, which has played both sides of the fence over the years in Pakistan's war against radical Islamists.
But the police chief in Faisalabad said the car bomb actually went off at a gas station, casting doubt over the Taliban's assertion that the ISI was the intended target.
It's possible that the bomb might have been the work of banned Islamist groups who have committed violence against minorities, particularly Christians.
Tuesday's blast was the first major attack in Faisalabad in several years.
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