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Mumbai attacks planned in Pakistan


Source: | 02-13-2009 10:09

Pakistan acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that the Mumbai terrorist attacks were launched from its shores, and at least partly plotted on its soil.

Pakistan interior ministry chief Rehman Malik in Islamabad. Pressure mounted Friday on Pakistan to dismantle radical Islamist groups and bring to justice plotters of the Mumbai attacks after Islamabad admitted the assault was planned partly on its soil(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)
Pakistan interior ministry chief Rehman Malik in 
Islamabad. Pressure mounted Friday on Pakistan to 
dismantle radical Islamist groups and bring to justice 
plotters of the Mumbai attacks after Islamabad admitted
the assault was planned partly on its soil.
(AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said Pakistan has already arrested most of the main suspects and has started criminal proceedings against them.

The announcement shows that Pakistan is serious about punishing those behind the November attacks, which killed 164 people and stirred fears that the nuclear-armed neighbors could slide towards war.

India and the US have urged Pakistan to crack down on Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based militant group widely blamed for the bloodshed. Pakistan has already arrested several of the group's leaders.


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