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Taliban linked to Times Square bomb attempt


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top White House officials say they've obtained new evidence indicating the Pakistani Taliban were behind the failed Times Square bombing.

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Taliban were "intimately involved" in the plot and "helped direct" the Pakistani-American accused in the attack.

Meanwhile, suspected U.S. missiles killed 10 people in a militant-controlled region of northwest Pakistan Sunday.

White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan says it appears Faisal Shahzad was working for the militant group known as "TTP" that's believed to be hiding senior al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden.

He adds that the attack's lack of sophistication suggests that overseas terrorist organizations may have become more "inept."

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