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Trump slammed for tweet about hunting down Mumbai attack mastermind

Trump slammed for tweet about hunting down Mumbai attack mastermindU.S. President Donald Trump faced criticism for saying Pakistan’s arrest of the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai had come after a 10-year search, as the suspected militant had been living in plain view. Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group that is accused by India and the United States of carrying out the Mumbai attacks, on terrorism financing charges. Saeed is designated a terrorist by the United States and the United Nations.



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Pakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind again

Pakistan arrests alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind againPakistani authorities Wednesday detained the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, a security official said, as the country faces increased pressure to crack down on militants operating on its soil. Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed — declared a global terrorist by the US and UN, and who has a $ 10 million US bounty on his head — was taken into custody following a raid by counter-terrorism forces in the eastern city of Gujranwala. “Hafiz Saeed was going to Gujranwala to apply for bail in another case when he was arrested,” said a security official with knowledge of the arrest, who requested anonymity.



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Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacks

Pakistan arrests accused mastermind of Mumbai attacksPakistan authorities on Wednesday arrested Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of a four-day militant attack on the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008, on terror finance charges, a spokesman for the chief minister of Punjab province said. The arrest came days before a visit to Washington by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has vowed to crack down on militant groups operating in Pakistan. Saeed, designated a terrorist by the United States and the United Nations, is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Pure, the militant group blamed by the United States and India for the Mumbai attacks, which killed more than 160 people.



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'Black sheep': The mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombs

'Black sheep': The mastermind of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bombs“His father came and asked, ‘Where can he go?’.” The school would hear again of Mohamed Zahran. Sri Lankan officials have identified him as the suspected ringleader of a group that carried out a series of Easter Sunday suicide bombings in the country on April 21. Most of the attackers were well-educated and from wealthy families, with some having been abroad to study, according to Sri Lankan officials.



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Israeli ex-spy who helped capture Nazi mastermind Eichmann dies at 92

Israeli ex-spy who helped capture Nazi mastermind Eichmann dies at 92Rafi Eitan, a former Israeli minister and veteran spy who led the operation to capture fugitive Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died on Saturday at the age of 92. “We have lost a brave fighter whose contribution to Israel’s security will be taught for generations to come,” President Reuven Rivlin said. Eitan died after being hospitalized in Tel Aviv, YNET news website and other Israeli media reported.



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India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clash

India says mastermind of Kashmir bombing killed in clashThe suicide bomb attack on a paramilitary police convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir last Thursday killed at least 40 men, the deadliest single assault on Indian forces in 30 years of insurgency in the Muslim-majority region. India accuses Pakistan for harboring the group. Pakistan denies that.



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9/11 Mastermind Waterboarded By CIA Has Information To Share About Gina Haspel

9/11 Mastermind Waterboarded By CIA Has Information To Share About Gina HaspelKhalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the 9/11 terror



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Hafiz Saeed: US warns of ‘repercussions’ for Pakistan over release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind

Hafiz Saeed: US warns of ‘repercussions’ for Pakistan over release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermindThe US has strongly condemned Pakistan’s release of the alleged militant accused of masterminding the 2008 attack on Mumbai – saying it sends a deeply troubling message about its commitment to fighting terrorism. Hafiz Saeed, accused of plotting the commando operation that left more than 160 people dead, was released from house arrest earlier this week by a three-judge panel in the city of Lahore. “Saeed’s release, after Pakistan’s failure to prosecute or charge him, sends a deeply troubling message about Pakistan’s commitment to combatting international terrorism and belies Pakistani claims that it will not provide sanctuary for terrorists on its soil,” said press secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders.



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Girl, 16, Is Suspected Mastermind In Home Invasion Murder of MMA Fighter: Cops

Girl, 16, Is Suspected Mastermind In Home Invasion Murder of MMA Fighter: CopsA Florida girl in 11th grade has been charged along with two 18-year-old men in the July 3 murder of Aaron Rajman.



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Prosecutors argue against prison time for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' mastermind

Prosecutors argue against prison time for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' mastermindBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – The mastermind of the “Bridgegate” lane closure scandal that helped torpedo New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s presidential bid should not be sentenced to prison due to his cooperation, U.S. prosecutors said in a court document filed on Tuesday. David Wildstein, who helped the government convict two former Christie associates after he pleaded guilty in 2015, is set to be sentenced in federal court in Newark on Wednesday. Wildstein, 55, admitted overseeing a scheme to shut down access lanes at the busy George Washington Bridge in 2013 to create massive traffic gridlock as punishment for a local Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie’s reelection campaign.



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