Sunday, October 01, 2006

Pakistan 'behind Mumbai bombings'

A deadly bombing on Mumbai's railway system was masterminded by Pakistan's spy agency and carried out by the Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Indian police said.

"We have solved the July 11 bombings case. The whole attack was planned by Pakistan's ISI [Directorate of Inter Services Intelligence] and carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba and their operatives in India," A.N. Roy, Mumbai's police commissioner said.

Roy said the ISI had begun planning the attacks in March and later provided training to those who carried out the bombings.

During a news conference, Roy gave a detailed description of how the explosives were transported into India and by whom. He also described how the bombs were packed into pressure cookers and placed on the trains.

The Pakistani ISI is the same organization that the Bush administration says is cooperating so helpfully in the "War on Terror." It also happens to be the organization that
wired $100,000 directly to alleged 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta.

It is also, according to the US Defense Intelligence Agency, accused of having a
close working relationship with the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Full 9/11 timeline with a
focus on how the Pakistani ISI factors into the event.


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