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Pakistan cracks down on Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorists

January 17, 2009

Pakistan announced that it has arrested 71 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba and detained 124 more in an effort to crack down on the Islamic militant group believed to be responsible for November’s attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai.

India’s foreign minister insisted that Pakistan must extradite the suspects for trial in India, backing down from his earlier statement that India might accept a trial in Pakistan.

The Associated Press reports that the arrests come as part of Pakistan’s investigation into the attacks, which left 164 people dead and heightened tensions between the neighboring nuclear powers. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since 1947.

By Arthur Bright, Christian Science Monitor

Pakistan insisted it would help India to bring those behind the Mumbai terrorist attacks to justice, saying Thursday it had shut down extremist Web sites and suspected militant training camps, and detained 71 people in a deepening probe.

Still, a top Pakistani official said authorities needed to further investigate information about the attacks provided by archrival India before it could be used to prosecute suspects in court.

Days after the November attacks, the U.N. Security Council declared that Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a charity in Pakistan, was merely a front for the outlawed militant organization.

Pakistan announced that Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and its “operations commander” Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi were among those detained by Islamabad, according to English-language newspaper Dawn in Pakistan.

“We have arrested a total of 124 mid-level and top leaders of JuD in response to a UN resolution — 69 from Punjab, 21 from Sindh, eight from Balochistan and 25 from the NWFP — blocked ….

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Terrorists: Pakistan Nabs, Jails LeT Militants Named By India in Mumbai

December 8, 2008

Under intense pressure from India and the U.S., Pakistan raided a suspected terrorist outpost in the tribal areas on Sunday, capturing suspects in the Mumbai, India assault.

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Pakistani security forces raided a camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed for last month’s attack on Mumbai, and arrested several of the group’s members, including a man accused of masterminding the atatcks on India’s financial capital.

By Isambard Wilkinson in Lahore
The Telegraph (UK)

Among those arrested was Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an LeT activist whom Indian officials have accused of planning the Mumbai attack, according to an official from Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the political wing of LeT.

Pakistani intelligence officers said six men have been arrested, but gave no names, and there has been no official confirmation of the raid.

Indian activists from the right-wing Hindu organisation, Shiv ... 
Indian activists from the right-wing Hindu organisation, Shiv Sena, burn a Pakistani flag during a protest in Amritsar. Similar scenes appeared in Pakistan where the U.S. and Indian flags were burned.  Pakistan has arrested three people linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group India accuses of being involved in the Mumbai attacks as the US ramps up pressure on Islamabad to tackle militants.(AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Mr Lakhvi, one of LeT’s operations chiefs, was named as a ringleader in the Mumbai plot by the lone surviving gunman captured in India, according to Indian officials.

He and Yusuf Muzammil, the head of Lashkar’s anti-India operations, gave orders by telephone to the 10 militants who killed at least 171 people in the attack on Mumbai, Indian officials said.

Locals said the operation began in the afternoon in Shawai on the outskirts of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

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The operation was mounted after Pakistan came under intense US and Indian pressure to act against jihadi groups.

Related:
Mumbai terrorist came from Pakistan, local villagers confirm

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One of the suspected planners of last month’s attack by gunmen on Mumbai was arrested by Pakistani security forces in a raid on a militant camp, an official with a charity linked to the militant group said on Monday.

The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, said Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was taken into custody following Sunday’s raid on a camp used by Lashkar-e-Taiba fighters outside Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir.

By Abu Arkam Naqash, Reuters

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“Yes, Lakhvi is among four or five people arrested in a raid yesterday,” said the official, whose JuD charity is regarded as front for the feared militant group.

Pakistani intelligence officers said six men have been arrested, but gave no names, and there has been no official confirmation of the raid.

Lakhvi, one of Lashkar’s operations chiefs, was named as a ringleader in the Mumbai plot by the lone surviving gunman captured in India, according to Indian officials.

He and Yusuf Muzammil, the head of Lashkar’s anti-India operations, gave orders by telephone to the 10 militants who killed at least 171 people in the attack on Mumbai, Indian officials say.

Pakistan has asked for proof that attackers came from Pakistan, while saying it will cooperate with India in the investigation, but tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals have risen.

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An Indian soldier stands guard outside the Taj Mahal hotel after ... 
An Indian soldier stands guard outside the Taj Mahal in Mumbai.(AFP/Pedro Ugarte)