Thursday, November 27, 2008

Indian Terrorists Linked to al-Qaeda

The terrorist groups who attacked the Indian city of Mumbai are closely linked to al-Qaeda, a high-ranking Russian secret service source said Thursday.

"Russian secret services have information suggesting that the groups that attacked Mumbai had had contact with al-Qaeda," the source said. "In particular, the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. This group's militants undergo special training in al-Qaeda camps on the border between Pakistan and India."

Lashkar-e-Taiba has denied involvement in the attacks.

A series of terrorist attacks were carried out in Mumbai on Wednesday as terrorists armed with sub machine guns and grenades attacked hotels, the railway station, a cinema, and a hospital.

Indian authorities have said 125 people died and 327 were injured in the attacks.

People who escaped from the hotels described the militants as young men speaking Hindi or Urdu, and said they had attempted to round up all the British and American guests.

Hostages are still being held at the Oberoi-Trident hotel and a nearby Jewish center and Indian commandoes have launched an operation to free them.

A previously unknown Islamist group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the attacks. -- Source

Claim of responsibility in Mumbai attack - 27 Nov 08

3 comments:

covertress said...

U.S. Dept of State:

Americans who have reason to believe that a relative or friend has been affected by the attacks in Mumbai, India should call: 1-888-407-4747.

care said...

This is so bad for any country.

Buffoon said...

Don't worry, they just haven't been told about Hopechange yet, they'll come around then...