India Piles More Mumbai Accusations on Pakistan

Official: Pakistani military, spy elements trained attackers
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 6, 2008 12:17 PM CST
People participate in a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to those killed in the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, in Allahabad, India, Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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(Newser) – Indian authorities have now accused four leaders of the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba of involvement with the Mumbai attacks, the Wall Street Journal reports. A lead investigator has also issued the most pointed accusation yet that members of Pakistan’s military and spy agency helped train the attackers. The charges stem from the interrogation of the lone captured gunman, plus cellphone and other records.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab has told investigators he believes uniformed Pakistani troops provided training at a camp he attended. “There was nothing secretive about it,” Mumbai’s police commissioner said, though other officials stressed that the allegation is still being researched. In an unusual step India is allowing the CIA and British intelligence to question Kasab, and plans to use DNA testing to verify his Pakistani identity.