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    Mumbai Gunman Was Promised Cash for Family if Killed

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    Mumbai Gunman Was Promised Cash for Family if Killed

    MUMBAI, India The only gunman captured during the terror attack on Mumbai says he was promised that his impoverished family would get $1,250 if he died fighting for militant Islam, security officials said Wednesday.
    The captive, 21-year-old Ajmal Amir Kasab, is from Faridkot village in the Punjab region of Pakistan, according to the two Indian officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss details gleaned during a week of interrogation.


    Kasab was arrested hours after the three-day rampage began the night of Nov. 26. Photographs of the young man walking calmly through Mumbai's main train station assault rifle in hand have made him a symbol of the attacks that killed 171 people, including 26 foreigners.


    India has blamed the banned Pakistan-based extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the carnage. But in an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live," Pakistan's president, Asif Ali Zardari, expressed skepticism that the man in custody is a Pakistani citizen.
    According to the Indian security officials, Kasab was a day laborer, like one of his brothers, before joining Lashkar. He recounted being told that if he was "shaheed" or "martyred" his family would receive 100,000 Pakistani rupees, or about $1,250, they said.


    Kasab said that he and the nine gunmen killed during the attack were hand-picked for the Mumbai rampage after intensive Lashkar training, the officials said.
    He told police that after landing by boat in Mumbai, the attackers split into two-man teams. Kasab and another gunman, Ismail Khan, took a taxi from the waterfront to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, where they killed 54 people before fleeing. They planted a bomb under the driver's seat of their taxi that exploded later, apparently so it would divert police during the attacks.


    Kasab also said the team brought in bombs to be placed outside the entrances of the two luxury hotels that were attacked timed to explode four hours and 57 minutes after they were set and were intended to kill the police that the militants believed would surround the buildings.


    Two bombs outside the Taj Mahal hotel were defused by police. A third bomb, at the Oberoi hotel, was set off by police in a controlled explosion.
    Kasab also said the gunmen took amphetamines to stay alert during the attacks, the security officials said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    a week of interrogation
    Rather him than me.

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    Old practice in the Middle East. Sodamn Insane (err, Sadaam Hussein) had a slush fund for the families of suicide bombers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Old practice in the Middle East. Sodamn Insane (err, Sadaam Hussein) had a slush fund for the families of suicide bombers)


    Serious question - Before or after the Iraq invasion?

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    ^ Before. . . mainly, possibly exclusively, in reference to Israel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    a week of interrogation
    Rather him than me.
    Yep, TD's nik must be a soft touch next to the atrocities I hope he's going through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Old practice in the Middle East. Sodamn Insane (err, Sadaam Hussein) had a slush fund for the families of suicide bombers)
    I read somewhere it was $25k for the palestinians and various amounts for others including performance bonuses. Any truth in that sure makes it sound like he not only supported but also encouraged terrorism, and therefore more than deserved to lose his life.

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    Breaking news

    Indian Police say. Say man arrested for Mubai bombings is an Indian counter-insurgency police officer.

    Source Sky news.

    Link: Mumbai Terror Attacks: Counter-Insurgency Police Officer Arrested | World News | Sky News

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    40 mins later and the above still doesnt appear on the board . I noticed this a few times is there a "delay" on my posts. I mean I monitored the post and has not been viewed??? 40 mins later.

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    Well, it's starting to get nine eleveny. Rumours are about that the reason the head of the anti-terrorist unit was killed in this attack is that he was close to revealing the identities of the 2006 train bombers to be Hindu nationalists.

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