Pakistan arrests alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks

Pakistan arrests alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks


India, Pakistan

The Guardian


Authorities in Pakistan have arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province said.

The arrest came days before a visit to Washington by the country’s prime minister, Imran Khan, who has vowed to crack down on militant groups operating in Pakistan.

Saeed, designated a terrorist by the US and the United Nations, is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or “Army of the Pure”, the militant group blamed by the US and India for the Mumbai attacks, which killed more than 160 people.

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