Lashkar communications chief admits to role in Mumbai terror attack

December 31st, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec.31 (ANI): A leading member of the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant organisation has allegedly admitted his complicity in carrying out the November 26-29 terror attacks on Mumbai that led to the loss of over 170 lives.
According to The Times, Zarar Shah, a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), told investigators that he was in contact with the gunmen involved in the attacks.
Shah was arrested this month along with Zakiaur Rehman, another LeT commander, in a raid on a militant camp in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.
Indian and Western security agencies had accused the pair of masterminding the attacks, which claimed the lives of 165 people in Indias commercial capital and stoked tensions between the two nuclear-armed nations.
Shah is said to be the communication chief of LeT, which was outlawed by Pakistan in 2002.
But the group continued to operate under the banner of Jamaat-ud-Dawa. Pakistans Government ordered the closure of all its offices after the UN Security Council declared it a front for terrorists. (ANI)

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