Baituallah Mehsud told the Reuters news agency by telephone from an undisclosed location that the gunman, who killed himself after the massacre, was one of his men.
He said the attack was in reaction to strikes by US drone aircraft in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It's the third shooting massacre in the US in the past few weeks.
A gunman killed six people in a nursing home in North Carolina on 30 March and 10 people died in a shooting rampage in Alabama earlier in March.
Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:22 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:28 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:40 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
It finally came up. I'm wondering if it's a hoax of sorts done by some classless idiot at a radio station. I haven't seen it anywhere else. I know tho, most mainstream media might shy away from reporting it...we wouldn't want to offend the terrorists.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 9:46 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:47 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
It hasn't been on American news as of yet.
I would like more accurate info either way....
Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:48 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Apr. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 AM on Apr. 4, 2009