India Names Mumbai Plot Mastermind

US warned New Delhi of attack: American official
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2008 12:17 PM CST
Pakistani politicians listen to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, unseen, discuss flared tension between India and Pakistan.   (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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(Newser) – The lone surviving terrorist has identified Lashkar-e-Taiba head Yusuf Muzammil as the mastermind behind last week's Mumbai attacks, the Wall Street Journal reports. Mumbai police are demanding Pakistan turn over the militant leader, along with others in the group who called the terrorists days before their mission. Meanwhile, an American official revealed that the US forewarned India about the siege.

US intelligence had warned India of an upcoming waterborne terrorist threat on Mumbai, a top Bush administration official tells the AP. It's unclear when the warning was given and if New Delhi had time to respond, but the revelation is sure to cast further doubt on the regional power's preparedness for an attack on its financial capital.