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Suspect in Mumbai terror attacks arrested

06-26-2012 07:48 BJT

Abu Hamza is accused of coordinating 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

170 died, over 300 were injured in the attacks

Abu Hamza to held in police custody for 15 days

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Indian police have arrested a key suspect behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Indian-born Abu Hamza is thought to be one of the six handlers of the 10 Pakistani militants who arrived in India by sea from Karachi and carried out the attacks. A public prosecutor says the suspect will be held in police custody for 15 days.

Authorities believe Hamza is the voice of a previously unidentified man who was taped speaking by phone from Pakistan to the militants involved in the attacks. He is also said to have coached the attackers in speaking Hindi. 170 people died in the 11 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, and more than 300 were injured.

Indian-born Abu Ham-za is thought to carry out
the attacks.

A security official stands in front of a burning section of The Taj Mahal hotel in
Mumbai on November 29, 2008. Indian police have arrested a key suspect accused of
coordinating the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed and more
than 300 wounded, the government said Monday. (AFP Photo/Sajjad Hussain)



Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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