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Chicago Terror Suspect Charged in Mumbai Attacks

Authorities say David Headley helped pick targets
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2009 11:33 AM CST

(Newser) – A Chicago man already in custody for allegedly planning a terrorist strike against a Danish newspaper, has been charged with helping to plan the Mumbai attacks. According to prosecutors, David Headley was a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group suspected in the attack, and attended a terrorist training camp and scouted locations for the Mumbai attackers. He’s currently cooperating with investigators.

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Twelve counts were released against Headley today, with six related to the Mumbai attacks. Authorities suspect his co-defendant in the newspaper case, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, paid for Headley’s trips to India, but he hasn’t been charged so far. (Read more Mumbai stories.)

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