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Pakistan arrests key leader of 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

Pakistan arrests key leader of 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack

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One of the alleged leaders of a terrorist organization behind a deadly 2008 attack in Mumbai has reportedly been apprehended by Pakistani security forces.

Zaikur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested by Pakistani counterterrorism police on Saturday in the eastern city of Lahor.

Lakhvi, who is accused of being a key figure in the Lashker-e-Taiba group that murdered 166 during a November 2008 jihadist attack in the Indian capital, is facing multiple terrorism financing charges.

Lakhvi was initially arrested days after the Mumbai attack but was released by Pakistani authorities in 2015. He has been previously accused of running a dispensary in Lahore as a front for financing terrorist activities.

Source: Israel Hayom

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