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Was the U.S. involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks?

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Associated Press agency said it had access to the minutes of Daood Gilani/David Headley’s hearings, a US national of Pakistani origin who was convicted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which left 168 people dead.

Mr. Headley is imprisoned in the United States where he struck a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors that will spare him the death penalty and extradition. After painstaking efforts, Indian investigators were finally given the green light to interrogate him in June 2010.

The minutes reportedly reveal that Headley confirmed having reconnoitered the site under the supervision of "Major Iqbal", a member of the Pakistani secret services, who is believed to secretly monitor the Kashmir separatist movement Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The Indian press and Interior Minister P. Chidambaram suspect the Pakistani services of fueling tension in Kashmir with the help of U.S. services in order to destabilize India. Extremist right-wing Indian groups, hostile to secular India, are also lending a hand.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba military branch is headed by "Sajid Mir", a former top Pakistani army official, who was allegedly trained in the same military academy as Headley.

Terrorist David Headley was employed by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). His two wives had warned U.S. consulate officials in advance that he was planning an attack on behalf of Lashkar-e-Taiba, but the U.S. authorities failed to transmit the information to their Indian counterparts.

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