Hindus and Muslims in India hold a banner on Dec. 7 that reads in Gujarati: “Terrorists' home
Pakistan; declare Pakistan a terrorist nation'."
(AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Pakistan Arrests Suspected Planners of Mumbai Attacks

December 08, 2008 09:23 AM
by Emily Coakley
Soldiers raided a suspected militant camp on Sunday, arresting several men, including the man accused of being the ringleader of the deadly attack.
Pakistan has arrested several men suspected of planning the attacks in Mumbai last month that left more than 150 people dead.

The number of people arrested is not clear. Agence France-Presse reports that 15 people were arrested late Sunday, but The Guardian newspaper puts the number of arrests at 6, and says the Associated Press reports another number, 12.

India has said that the group Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for the attacks. The people arrested Sunday in Kashmir were allegedly part of a charity that is linked to the group, according to AFP.

Those arrested included Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who is believed to be the mastermind of the attack. The only gunman who survived the three-day siege was reportedly named Lakhvi, The Guardian said.

The attacks horrified India, which has seen several acts of terrorism this year, and led to the resignation of the home minister.

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