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Massacre in Mumbai: Up to SEVEN gunmen were British and ‘came from same area as 7/7 bombers’ MSM Disinfo?

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Mumbai gunmen were British and “came from same area as 7/7 bombers”

November 29, 2008 · 2 Comments

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Two baby-faced gunman brandishing automatic weapons and below, the scene of carnage they left behind at the main train station

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British-born Pakistanis among arrested militants

Daily Mail | Nov 28, 2008

Massacre in Mumbai: Up to SEVEN gunmen were British and ‘came from same area as 7/7 bombers’

By Justin Davenport , Rashid Razaq and Nicola Boden

British-born Pakistanis were among the Mumbai terrorists,
Indian government sources claimed today, as the death toll rose to at
least 155.

As many as seven of the terrorists may have British
connections and some could be from Leeds and Bradford where London’s
July 7 bombers lived, one source said.

Two Britons were among eight gunmen being held, according to
Mumbai’s chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. At least nine others are
reportedly dead.

The eight arrested were captured by commandos after they stormed two
hotels and a Jewish centre to free hostages today. Despite the Indian
authorities’ assurances that the situation was under control, the siege
continued at the Taj Mahal hotel and explosions could still be heard in
central Mumbai.

One security official said: ‘There is growing concern about British involvement in the attacks.’

But Gordon Brown has urged caution. He emerged from a conversation
with India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to say there was no
suggestion of a British link.

‘At no point has the prime minister of India suggested to me that
there is evidence at this stage of any terrorist of British origins,
but obviously these are huge investigations that are being done and I
think it will be premature to draw any conclusions at all,’ Mr Brown
said.

Senior Whitehall sources said it was too early to say whether there
had been any involvement by British nationals but that security
services, working with overseas partners, would be looking at any
potential links to the UK.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith also said UK authorities had “no
knowledge” of any British links with the massacre, while Foreign
Secretary David Miliband said it was “too early to say” whether any of
the terrorists were British.

As authorities tried to piece together the identities and
motivations of the attackers, special forces were still battling with
gunmen.

At the five-star Taj Mahal Hotel, officers were still locked in
combat with up to six militants believed to be holed up in the ballroom.

The Indian authorities thought they had ended the siege there last
night after they shot dead three terrorists and released hundreds of
hostages, but it raged again today.

In a major army operation, soldiers threw grenades at the walls in a
bid to smoke out the militants. Four bystanders were reported wounded
in the crossfire.

Mumbai officials say more than 155 people in total have now died in the attacks. Another 370 were wounded.

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Written by morris

November 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm

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