Pakistan finally indicts 7 Mumbai plotters


An Indian commando rappels to assault the Jewish center in Mumbai in November 2008. Reuters photograph.

With the one-year anniversary of the deadly Mumbai terror assault by Lashkar-e-Taiba just days away, Pakistan has finally indicted seven operatives from the terror group.

From AKI:

A Pakistani court has charged seven suspects in connection with last November’s terrorist attack in the Indian city of Mumbai that killed over 170 people. The suspects include the alleged mastermind of the attacks, Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi, according to prosecuting lawyers.

Lakhvi and the other suspects were charged under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act and criminal code. All seven have pleaded not guilty, defence lawyers said.

A key operative from the banned Islamist Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, Zarar Shah, was also reported to be among those who had been charged.

Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s Teflon Terrorist, and the founder and leader of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, has of course not been charged.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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