The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday denied anything to do with explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 144 in Boston.

We believe in attacking US and its allies but we are not involved in this attack,” Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan told the media.

We have no connection to this bombing but we will continue to target them wherever possible,” Ehsan added.

Monday’s explosions at the Boston Marathon, one of America’s top sporting events, forced cities from New York to Los Angeles to go on high alert and conjured up memories of the September 11, 2001 attacks.