Terrorists in Mumbai attacks had close links with al-Qaeda

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Moscow, Nov 28 (UNI) The terrorist groups who carried out a series of attacks in Mumbai are closely linked to al-Qaeda, according to a high-ranking Russian secret service source .

''Russian secret services have information suggesting that the groups that attacked Mumbai had contacts with al-Qaeda,'' the source told RIA Novosti news agency.

''In particular, the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

This group's militants undergo special training in al-Qaeda camps on the border between Pakistan and India,'' he said.

The source also said that the Indian authorities had earlier considered the group an ordinary 'criminal' gang.

He also said that Russian secret services have so far not received any request from their Indian colleagues to help in investigating the terrorist attacks.

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