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An American who has admitted scouting targets for the 2008 assault on Mumbai by Pakistani militants testified on Monday that the plot was hatched with at least one Pakistani intelligence official and a navy frogman.
At a trial for a Chicago businessman accused of providing a front for his surveillance work in India, David Headley testified to getting help and guidance from two officers in Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, the ISI.
Clinching evidence of key Mumbai attacks accused David Headley’s links with the ISI and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa is provided by his diary which contains telephone numbers of two Major-rank officers of the Pakistani Army besides some others who handled the 26/11 attackers.
The hand-written diary, two pages of which were produced by the U.S. prosecutors as evidence in a court in Chicago, mentions the names and Pakistani phone numbers of Major Iqbal and one Major ’SM’.
KARACHI — Pakistan on Wednesday removed the commander of a naval air base that took 17 hours to quell a deeply embarrassing Taliban attack that killed 10 security personnel and destroyed two US-made aircraft.
Karachi—The First Information Report (FIR) of the terrorists’ attack on, PNS Mehran, has been registered against unidentified assailants at Shara-e-Faisal police station on Tuesday. The case was registered under Explosives Act, Article 302, 324, 427, 353 and 121.
According to the lawsuit, four of 12 terrorists were killed amid retaliatory operation while remaining seven succeeded to flee. Four Kalashnikovs, 10 hand grenades, one rocket launcher, and two suicide vests were recovered from terrorists who were killed during gun battle, the case stated. According to Lieutenant Irfan, the militants secured entry through a canal behind PNS Mehran naval base.
Two attackers were hunted down in bushes as they apparently made a run or attempted to hide, the sources said.
Two others blew themselves up when security personnel surrounded a building they were in, the sources said, adding that the structure was damaged in the blasts.
The officer-in-charge had earlier tried to negotiate with them, demanding that they lay down their weapons. But their reply was: “We know what you are going to do with us once we surrender.” Subsequently, they blew themselves up, the sources said.
The officer who attempted to negotiate with the attackers said that the two spoke Urdu clearly and from their accent they appeared to be locals.