Mumbai: More explosives found
Police on Wednesday discovered leftover explosives hidden in a bag in Mumbai’s main train station — a stunning new example of botched security after the deadly rampage that left the government open to accusations it missed warnings and bungled its response.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Islamabad has a “special responsibility” to cooperate with the investigation into the attacks, which Indian and U.S. officials have blamed on militant groups based in Pakistan.
During a joint press conference with Rice, Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said, “there is no doubt the terrorist attacks in Mumbai were perpetrated by individuals who came from Pakistan and whose controllers are in Pakistan.”
Are they from the same terrorists that attacked Mumbai last week? Or are they new attacks?
More information about the attackers:
The training was “meticulous and rigorous,” said a security official who spoke on the customary condition of anonymity.
The official said the gunmen sailed from Karachi in a Lashkar vessel that brought them to the waters near an Indian vessel they hijacked, the MV Kuber.
They killed three crew members and dumped their bodies in high seas, but kept the captain alive so that he could guide them into Mumbai.
The captain was killed some three nautical miles off Mumbai’s coast, the official said.