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Pakistan detains 71 allegedly linked to Mumbai

Pakistan detains 71 allegedly linked to Mumbai

A senior Pakistani official says authorities have arrested 71 people in a crackdown on groups allegedly linked to the terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai.
Interior Secretary Kamal Shah said Thursday that another 124 people in Pakistan had been placed under surveillance.
Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik had announced earlier that 124 people had been detained, but Shah said Malik had misspoken.
India says a Pakistan-based militant group called Lashkar-e-Taiba masterminded the November attack. The assault killed 164 people and raised tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Indian officials have expressed skepticism about Pakistan pledges to cooperate in the investigation.


Updated : 2021-03-07 12:53 GMT+08:00