TERRORISM: Suspect in 2008 Mumbai Attacks Arrested

June 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

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Police in India have arrested a suspect in the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai that left more than 160 dead and paralyzed India’s financial capital for nearly three days.

Mumbai’s venerable Taj Mahal Hotel was badly damaged in the 2008 attacks. (Photo by Nicholas via Wikipedia)

On Monday (June 25) Deli police took into custody Abu Hamza – believed to be one of the masterminds of the attack on two hotels, a Jewish community center and a railroad station.

Indian media reports said he was also known as Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari and Abu Jindal. He is reportedly the one who guided the attack by cell phone and tutored the heavily-armed attackers in Hindi before they struck.

All but one of the 10 attackers, believed to be Pakistanis, were killed by Indian police and commandos.

The tenth attacker, Ajmal Amir Qasab, was tried and sentenced to death. The attackers and Abu Hamza are all said to be members of a violent Pakistani militant group – Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which stands for Army of the Pure.


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