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‘Lakhvi, Yusuf of LeT planned Mumbai attack’

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Pakistan for meetings with civilian and military leaders after visiting India.

By: AP | Mumbai | December 4, 2008 2:37:50 pm

India suspects that two senior leaders of the Lashkar-e-Toiba masterminded last week’s three-day terrorist attacks that killed 171 people in Mumbai, an Indian intelligence official said on Thursday.

Evidence collected in the investigation of the deadly siege points to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Yusuf Muzammil, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorised to speak publicly about the details.

Lakhvi and Muzammil are believed to be top members of the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Pakistan on Thursday for meetings with civilian and military leaders after visiting India. She aimed to raise pressure on Pakistan’s government to help get to the bottom of the terror attacks.

The US wants Pakistan to do more to go after terror cells rooted in Pakistan. Rice traded places with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, who was pushing the same message in Pakistan on Wednesday.

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