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Indian Police arrest key suspect in Mumbai attack

Indian media reports man belonging to Pakistani Islamic militant group is in custody for guiding terrorists prior to shooting

Indian media say police have arrested a man suspected of being a key local organizer for the Pakistani gunmen who rampaged through India's financial capital Mumbai in the 2008 attack that killed 166 people.


The Press Trust of India news agency says Sayed Zabiuddin is suspected of tutoring the gunmen in the Hindi language and relaying directions during the three days of shootings.


The agency says he was arrested at New Delhi's international airport four days ago.


Zabiuddin is an Indian national who also goes by the name Abu Hamza. Authorities say he is a member of the Pakistan -based Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamic militant group.


Indian authorities say they learned of the suspect while interrogating the lone Pakistani gunman who survived the 2008 attack.



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