Pakistan Admits Mumbai Attack Plot; Prosecutes 8

Minister prepares to prosecute 8 suspects
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2009 6:48 AM CST
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik. Pakistan acknowledged for the first time Thursday that the Mumbai terrorist attacks were launched from its shores and at least partly plotted on its soil.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Pakistan's interior minister conceded today that last year's Mumbai attacks were at least partly planned in his country, reports the BBC. At a news conference, Rehman Malik said he had begun legal proceedings against eight suspects, two of whom remain at large. While the minister admitted that "some part of the conspiracy has taken place in Pakistan," the government steadfastly denied suggestions from India that "state elements" may have been involved.