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WorldPakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind again

19:16  17 july  2019
19:16  17 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Facts: Ten Pakistani men associated with the terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba stormed buildings in Mumbai , killing 164 people. Nine of the gunmen were killed during the attacks , one survived. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman, was executed in November 2012.

Pakistani authorities have released Hafiz Saeed, the man believed to have planned the 2008 attacks in Mumbai . India's ministry of external affairs (MEA) said Hafiz Saeed's release confirmed once again the lack of seriousness by the Pakistan government in bringing to justice perpetrators of

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Pakistani authorities Wednesday detained the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a security official said, as the country faces increased pressure to crack down on militants operating on its soil.

Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed -- declared a global terrorist by the US and UN, and who had a $10 million US bounty on his head -- was taken into custody following a raid by counter-terrorism forces in the eastern city of Gujranwala.

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Lakhvi was arrested shortly after the Mumbai attacks and then granted bail last December, but the government opposed his release. India has accused the Pakistan -based extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba over the Mumbai attacks that killed at least 166 people.

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"Hafiz Saeed was going to Gujranwala to apply for bail in another case when he was arrested," said a security official with knowledge of the arrest, who requested anonymity.

A spokesman for Saeed's group, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a wing of the militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), confirmed the arrest to AFP, but gave no further details.

Another security official said the arrest relates to terror financing charges.

Saeed has spent years rotating in and out of varying forms of detention, sometimes under house arrest, sometimes briefly arrested then released again by authorities.

But for the most part he has been free to move at will around Pakistan, enraging India which has repeatedly called for his prosecution over his alleged role in the 2008 attack that killed more than 160 people.

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani authorities released the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks from house arrest , but he still has a Saeed's release could once again sour U.S. relations with nuclear-armed Islamabad, which had seen an apparent improvement in relations after

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Monday granted pre- arrest bail to Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and three others in a case pertaining to the banned outfit's alleged illegal use of land for its seminary. Besides Saeed, interim bail was granted to

LeT is accused by India and Washington of masterminding the four-day assault on Mumbai. Saeed has denied involvement.

US President Donald Trump hailed his arrest on Twitter.

"After a ten year search, the so-called 'mastermind' of the Mumbai Terror attacks has been arrested in Pakistan," he wrote.

"Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!"

- Blacklisting -

The move against Saeed comes as Pakistan is facing a potential blacklisting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- an anti-money-laundering monitor based in Paris -- for failing to do enough to combat terror financing.

FATF is set rule on its fate in the coming months after placing the country on a watchlist last year.

In February, Pakistani authorities banned Saeed's JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) -- charities that have long been considered fronts for militant activity targeting India.

Washington and New Delhi have long urged Pakistan to take action against LeT, which was banned by Islamabad in 2002 but re-branded itself as JuD and FIF.

And earlier this year, Pakistan arrested more than 100 suspected militants and shuttered hundreds of religious schools.

The arrests came during an ongoing crackdown on extremists, following clashes with India after a Pakistan-based group killed dozens of Indian security forces in a February suicide bombing in Kashmir.

The attack led to both countries staging tit-for-tat air raids, igniting fears of an all-out conflict as world powers pleaded for restraint.

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