Mumbai Terror attack planned by Islamic militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba
Despite the claim by Deccan Mujahideen, an unknown terrorist outfit, suspicion for the Mumbai atrocities has pointed to Lashkar-e-Taiba which specialises in these kind of attacks. Reports are coming in that ten terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba had sneaked into Mumbai through the sea route from Karachi and carried out a pre-planned and well-orchestrated attack.
The militants reportedly used speed-boats to get from the coast of Karachi to Mumbai and then spread out into the southern part of the city and spread mayhem around the central business district by storming two major hotels and opening indiscriminate fire at several places.
The report quoted the intelligence agencies as saying that this information came from one of the captured terrorists after last night's heist in India's financial capital that saw more than 87 people lose their lives and 200 being injured with a few hostage dramas continuing for nearly 12 hours.
The report also said that there was no group called the Deccan Mujahideen and the e-mail has been traced back to a fictitious IP address in Russia. It said that the hawkish elements in Pakistan stage-managed this terror attacks to coincide with the visit of Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was to visit Chandigarh today in the company of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee, a trip that has since been cancelled.