Mumbai attackers part of global jihad

deepak pace

Senior Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid has said that the Mumbai attackers were part of a global jihad movement and homegrown in Pakistan.

There has been much back and forth between India and Pakistan post 26/11 over the role played by terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Toiba operating from Pakistan soil in the Mumbai attacks.

International pressure has been mounting on Pakistan to reign in these terror outfits.

Earlier, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had said that Pakistan's territory was used for the Mumbai attacks.

The Prime Minister had also said that global cooperation was needed to bring the perpetrators to justice on an international level.

Even the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's message to Pakistan's new government was blunt.

"We talked at length about the importance of Pakistan taking its responsibility to deal with those who may use Pakistan territory even if they are non-state actors," the US Secretary of State had said when she visited India after the Mumbai attacks.