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Mumbai: Attack Mastermind Identified; On The Run

December 2, 2008

Mumbai police believe a senior Lashkar-e-Taiba planner in Pakistan masterminded the Mumbai terrorist attacks last week and was among several leaders of the militant group who were in touch by satellite links with the 10 terrorists in the two days before they landed in India.

By Geeta Anand in Mumbai and Zahid Hussain in Islamabad
The Wall Street Journal
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A senior police official said that, in all, the names and numbers of five members of the Pakistani group’s leadership were contained in a satellite phone left behind by the terrorists on a fishing vessel they hijacked then abandoned before reaching Mumbai. Records from the phone show calls had been made from it to these five men.

Among them: Yusuf Muzammil, head of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terrorism operations against India. The senior Indian police official said he was identified as the mastermind of the attacks by the only terrorist captured alive, Ajmal Kasab, or Qasab. The police official said two of Mr. Muzammil’s deputies orchestrated the strikes, according to Mr. Kasab’s testimony.

A senior Pakistani official confirmed that India has told Pakistan that the attack was planned by Mr. Muzammil. Mr. Muzammil’s name appears on a list of 20 people given by India to Pakistan. India is demanding the names on the list be handed over.

Related:
What We Know About Mumbai Terrorists: Mad Dogs Off The Leash

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122823715860872789.html

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India demands Pakistan act decisively on Mumbai attack

December 1, 2008

India demanded Pakistan take decisive action over deadly attacks in Mumbai it said were carried out by militants from its nuclear-armed rival, while the West urged cooperation to ease tension.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa both were due in New Delhi, with the militant attacks that killed 183 people in India’s financial capital threatening to reverse improving ties with Pakistan.

India’s foreign ministry said on Monday it called in Pakistan’s envoy to New Delhi and told him attackers, who investigators said had months of commando training in Pakistan, had come from there.

“It was conveyed to the Pakistan high commissioner that Pakistan’s actions needed to match the sentiments expressed by its leadership that it wishes to have a qualitatively new relationship with India,” a foreign ministry statement said.

Pakistan, in a report by its official Associated Press of Pakistan, said its high commissioner had gone to the Indian foreign ministry “as per routine” and had not been summoned for a meeting or been issued with any official demarche.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081201/ts_nm/us_india_mumbai_15