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Mumbai Terrorists Caught

Pakistani authorities claim they’ve caught some of the Lashkar operatives responsible for India attack:

Late Sunday afternoon scores of Pakistani soldiers, backed by helicopter gunships circling overhead, moved on a militant encampment less than three miles outside Muzaffarabad, the small hillside capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. According to local villagers, there were exchanges of small-arms fire as the soldiers launched an assault on the rural camp that was run by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the charitable, public face of the Lashkar-e-Taiba guerrilla outfit that India has blamed for planning, organizing and carrying out the Mumbai massacre late last month. While Pakistani officials are not commenting publicly, they confirmed privately that between three and eight Lashkar operatives were captured, including perhaps Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, whom Indian officials have fingered as a top controller of the 10 gunmen who staged the Mumbai attacks that killed at least 164 people.

India acknowledges errors in response to attacks

India conceded Friday that the devastating terrorist attacks on Mumbai last week revealed “lapses” in its security arrangements, while the country’s prime minister articulated the scale of anger and grievance stirred by the attacks in the Indian public.