Mumbai attackers used three boats: Interior minister

February 12th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) The Mumbai attackers had used three boats during the planning and execution of the 26/11 carnage and the investigative authorities had obtained details of all three vessels, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Thursday.
“We traced the owner of shop where the rubber boat (the terrorists used to land in Mumbai) was purchased,” Malik said at a press conference detailing the results of Pakistan’s probe into the Nov 26-29, 2008 carnage that claimed the lives of more than 170 lives, including those of 26 non-Indians, and injured over 300.

A copy of the progress report was handed over to Indian High Commission officials even as the press conference was underway.

“We had information from the shopkeeper that the guy who bought it gave one telephone number and that helped investigations.

“When we reached the number it was closed. We obtained a lead that went to a bank. There was an account of someone related to an act of terrorism,” Malik said.

“The account led to an individual who was the operator (of the Mumbai attacks). He gave us a number of other leads which we do not want to make public,” the minister said.

“Two very important individuals (involved in the attacks) are with us,” Malik added.

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