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NYPD: No evidence of a Taliban link to SUV bomb

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's police commissioner says there's no evidence of a Taliban link to a failed bomb found in an SUV parked in Times Square.

Commissioner Ray Kelly says it was "the intent of whoever did this to cause mayhem, create casualties." He says it's a reminder New York "is clearly a target of people who want to come here and do us harm."

Police found the SUV parked on one of the prime blocks for Broadway shows such as "The Lion King" after being alerted by two street vendors Saturday night.

A group that monitors militant websites had said the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the SUV bomb, which didn't explode.

Thousands of tourists were cleared from the area for 10 hours. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the explosive device "amateurish" but potentially deadly. The bomb squad dismantled it.

 

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AP-NY-05-02-10 1540EDT

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