The Obama administration says the suspected bomber in the failed New York City Times Square bombing attempt had help from a terrorist group in Pakistan.
"We've now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack," U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said. "We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it and that he was working at their direction."
"This is a group that is closely allied with al Qaeda," he added. "It has a murderous agenda similar to al Qaeda. They train together. They plan together. They plot together. They're almost indistinguishable."
Pakistan's prime minister has pledged to help the U.S. fight radical Islamists on the Afghanistan border.
The U.S. military's drone attacks have been successful in killing several Taliban leaders in the area.
The NYC bombing suspect, Faisal Shahzad, cited those attacks as part of his motivation for the attempted bombing.
Click play for more on these new developments with CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck.