Mumbai Attack: Three Pakistan based militant arrested
Sanjay Jha | November 28, 2008 at 12:32 amby
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The arrest of three Pakistani nationals hailing from Multan in connection with Mumbai siege has once again revealed the role of banned Islamic militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba in terror strikes in India after the Akshardham attack in 2002.
Police and central security personnel have arrested at least three Pakistanis including Ajmal Amir Kamal, a resident of Faridkot near Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province. All the three belong to the suicide squad of Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The militants had told interrogators that 12 of them had left in a merchant vessel from the port-city of Karachi, which was on its way to Vietnam, from which they got down and rowed 10 nautical miles into Indian waters upto Gateway of India.
The dozen people split into at least five groups that created havoc in five star hotels -- Taj and Trident (Oberoi). The terrorists were carrying dry fruits, suggesting they were prepared for a long-drawn battle.
The sources said the group was joined by some of the local contacts who provided them logistics like bags and dry fruits, the sources said, adding initial reports suggested that the terror group had come to the metropolis in the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.
However, new leads suggested that they had entered the Indian waters on early Wednesday morning, the sources said.
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