Lashkar had 320 global terror targets, 20 in India: report

February 20th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 20 (IANS) Mumbai was one of 320 global targets drawn up by the Lashkar-e-Taiba for commando-style terrorist attacks, a British paper reported Friday.
Western intelligence agencies have accessed the computer and email account of Lashkar’s communications chief, Zarar Shah, and found a list of possible targets, 20 of which were in India, the Guardian reported.

More than 170 people, including 26 foreigners, were killed in the November Mumbai attacks and two key planners - Shah and Lashkar’s operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi - are now in police custody in Pakistan.

The paper quoted an Indian official as saying: “If the west can prosecute people for crimes against humanity in The Hague or use rendition to interrogate them in undisclosed locations then what is stopping them now? After all, (western) citizens were killed in Mumbai too.”

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