Captured terrorist says attackers were trained at Lashkar campsNovember 29th, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.29 (ANI): The terrorists who attacked Mumbai over the last three days were trained in Lashkar-e-Toiba camps. This startling revelation has been made by the terrorist who was nabbed alive by the Mumbai Police.
According to a report in the Indian Express, Azam Ameer Qasab, a 21-year-old Pakistani national has admitted to being a Lashkar-e-Toiba operative.
Qasab a resident of Faridkot , admitted that he was trained, along with several others, at two separate camps in Pakistan. The first camp operated for close to three months and involved training in the use of firearms and explosives.
The second camp focused on marine drills which were used by the attackers to land on Mumbai’’s coast. CDs with footage of different parts of Mumbai were also shown to them, in order to make them aware of every nook and corner of the area that they were to take under their siege.
Instructions of causing maximum casualties also were given to the terrorists, the Interrogation revealed.
Qasab explained how the terrorists hijacked a trawler with a crew of five. They forced, Amar Singh Nazam, one of the crew, to travel for some distance and then killed him. However, the names of other terrorists have not been revealed till now. ”We were assigned code names,” revealed the terrorist who is in police custody. Officers of the D B Marg Police Station nabbed Qasab late on Wednesday night after they intercepted a Skoda car in which he was travelling with another attacker, Abu Dera Ismael Khan (25). Abu was gunned down in the encounter at Girgaum Chowpatty. Qasab was later handed over to Mumbai’’s Anti-Terrorism Squad. Police also recovered two assault rifles, five magazines, two automatic pistols and a grenade from Qasam and Abu.
According to the Director General of Maharashtra (DGP), A N Roy, nine suspects are being interrogated. “Nine suspects are with us picked up from in and around the operational areas. Once we finish interrogating them, many facts will emerge. The whole story will unfold shortly,” he said. (ANI)
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