Posts marcados ‘MUMBAI’

Pakistan’s Terror Connections

Mumbai Attacks Renew Questions About Pakistan’s Crackdown on


by Sebastian Rotella

.Indian security personnel and investigators gather at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai on July 13, 2011. (Sujit Jaiswal/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian investigators are only beginning to sift through the wreckage of three terrorist bombings in Mumbai today. Suspicions have immediately turned to Pakistan-connected militant groups. Whatever the investigation uncovers—and it’s still very early—one thing is clear: Those groups still operate despite international pressure on Pakistan after the Mumbai attacks of nearly three years ago. (mais…)


Four Alleged Masterminds of 2008 Mumbai Attacks Are

Indicted in Chicago

by Sebastian Rotella

.(Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal prosecutors in Chicago have indicted four alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks including two men who, as ProPublica has reported in recent months, have been linked by U.S. investigators and foreign court documents to Pakistan’s security forces. (mais…)


The Man Behind Mumbai

Shimon Rosenberg, right, speaks with Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, in front of a portrait of Rosenberg’s slain daughter Rivka and son in-law Gavriel Holtzberg at Nariman House in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2009, a year after the Mumbai terror attacks. (Arko Datta/Reuters)

by Sebastian Rotella

This article was co-published with the Washington Post [1]. This is the first of two parts.

On a November night two years ago, a young American rabbi and his pregnant wife finished dinner at their home in the mega-city of Mumbai.

Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg had come to India on a religious mission. They had established India’s first outpost of Chabad Lubavitch, the Orthodox Jewish organization, in a six-story tower overlooking a shantytown. The Holtzbergs’ guests that evening were two American rabbis, an Israeli grandmother and a Mexican tourist. (mais…)


In India, Obama Explains What the U.S. Knew About

Mumbai Plotter


by Marian Wang

5:40 pm: This post has been updated with the full statement [1] from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

During a meeting today with India’s prime minister, President Obama reportedly shared what the United States government knew about an American businessman, David Coleman Headley, who helped plan the attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai in 2008. According to a statement released today by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. government did not share information on Headley with the Indian government prior to the Mumbai attacks because it “did not connect Headley to terrorism until 2009 [1].” (mais…)


Newly Discovered Warnings About Headley Reveal a

Troubling Timeline in Mumbai Case

by Sebastian Rotella

. This courtroom sketch shows David Coleman Headley, right, facing a U.S. district judge. Headley admitted that he had scouted out Mumbai for the 2008 terrorist attack that left 166 people dead. (AP Photo/via APTN)

A version of this story was co-published with The Washington Post [1].

A review of the U.S. government’s contacts with David Coleman Headley, a central figure in the 2008 attacks on Mumbai, has identified at least five separate cases in which relatives or associates warned he was training or working with Pakistani militants. (mais…)

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