Pakistan Admits Link In Mumbai Terrorist Attacks After All

February 12, 2009

Pakistan (ChattahBox) – After a great deal of International pressure, Pakistan has released a statement, admitting that there is a credible link between it’s country, and the Mumbai attacks that led to the deaths over 170 people, including Americans, Britons, Canadians, and other tourists.

The admission comes nearly a month after the country captured a number of militants that were believed to be involved, all from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant extremist group that had been banned from Pakistan. They are still being held.

Pakistan’s insistence that it be involved in India’s investigations, and India’s refusal to allow them access to information, has created a great deal of tension. That tension was intensified after Pakistan initially refused to admit that the ten terrorists could have come from their borders.

However, that stance has changed, as they released new information on what happened prior to the attacks, and after.

“The attackers left from Karachi on a boat hired from Balochistan,” Rehman Malik (shown above), of the Interior Ministry, said in an official statement.

“An e-mail claiming responsibility for the attack was sent by Zarrar Shah of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.”

The sudden shift in cooperation has surprised many, and there are hopes that the investigation can now move forward with increased communication.


Comments

One Response to “Pakistan Admits Link In Mumbai Terrorist Attacks After All”

  1. libhomo on February 12th, 2009 6:10 pm

    This headline could mislead people and heighten tensions needlessly. While Pakistani citizens have been acknowledged to have been involved, that hardly means that the Pakistani government or society as a whole is responsible or involved.

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