Wed, 04 Jul 2012 21:39:26 GMT | By IANS

Not 10, but 12 terrorists trained for Mumbai attack: Jundal

New Delhi: It was not just 10 terrorists who sneaked into Mumbai on Nov 26, 2008 but 12 Lashkar-e-Taiba men who had been trained to carry out the audacious strike, Abu Jundal, an Indian handler of the attackers, has told investigators here.


Not 10, but 12 terrorists trained for Mumbai attack: Jundal

This has sent Indian sleuths into a spin, trying to figure out who the other two terrorists were who failed to turn up for the dastardly attack that killed 166 people, including some foreigners, and injured over 230.

Abu Jundal Ansari (the name given for Sayyed Zakiuddin in the first information report and the Delhi court orders on his police custody) is currently singing to the Indian interrogators and has been providing new information on the 26/11 attacks that had shocked, not just the nation, but the world. Jundal had been caught in Saudi Arabia and deported to India June 21 and was arrested at the Delhi airport soon after arrival.

He was, the same day, produced before a Delhi court, which remanded him to custody of the Delhi Police Special Cell till July 5. "A total of 12 terrorists from the LeT stable had been trained to carry out the Mumbai attack, which included the lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab, arrested in the megalopolis on Nov 28, 2008," an investigator told IANS.

"This information was given by Jundal, who had personally trained the 12 persons in speaking Hindi and the culture of Mumbaikars," he said.However, the LeT did not send all of the 12 men to Mumbai to carry out the attacks due to last minute changes in their operational plans, according to Jundal.

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