Lakhvi said that 26/11 attack would be Pak’s revenge against India: Headley

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Mumbai, Feb. 12 (ANI): The deposition of David Coleman Headley began before a special Mumbai court on Friday where he is revealing the sequence of events and planning behind the 26/11 terror attacks. Here is what we know so far:

1.I visited Gateway of India, Cuffe Parade, Worli to select the landing site for 26/11 attackers and later finalised Cuffe Parade.

2.I went back to Pakistan after my Mumbai visit from April 9th-15th, 2008, met Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal and showed them video of possible landing sites.

3.I also conducted recce of the Mumbai airport but Major Iqbal was unhappy for not including Mumbai airport as a target spot.

4.I was in Pakistan from April15 to June 30, 2008, but during this period somewhere in May, I visited New York and Philadelphia.

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5.During this time I had a telephonic conversation with Tahawwur Rana, and I informed him about my Mumbai visit and the suggestions for the landing site.

6.I visited Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple, made video of premises and purchased 15-20 sacred thread for 26/11 attackers so that they would look like Indians, as a cover up of their identities.

7.When I returned to Pakistan, I gave those threads to Sajid Mir who thought it was a good idea.

8.When I returned to Pakistan, I gave those bands (sacred threads) to Sajid Mir who thought it was a good idea.

9.I was in Pakistan from June1st to June 30, 2008.During this period I met Sajid Mir, Abu Khafa, Abdur Rehman Pasha, Lakhvi and Major Iqbal. I discussed selected target spots with them.

10.Lakhvi said that this (26/11 attack) is very important. It will be an answer to all bomb blasts done by India in Pakistan. It will be our revenge.

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This is a developing story and will be updated as information pours in. (ANI)

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