Ex-Pak officials trained 26/11 terrorists: NYT

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New York, Dec 4: The New York Times on Wednesday, Dec 4 quoted an unnamed Pentagon official saying that former Pakistani army officials trained the terrorists who carried out the gruesome Mumbai Terror Attack last week.

"A former Defense Department official said on Wednesday, Dec 3 that American intelligence agencies had determined that former officers from Pakistan's Army and its powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency helped train the Mumbai attackers," The New York Times said in its news report from Washington. But NYT declined to identify the official saying that he had spoken on condition of anonymity.

The revelations by the official comes at a time when India has said that it has strong evidence and intelligence information that shows the Mumbai attackers and the people wjho trained them came from Pakistan. India has along renewd the impending demand for India's most wanted terrorists including Dawood Ibrahim and Maulana Masood Azar. But Pakistan has denied India's demand and said that if enough evidence is received will try them there itself.

Pakistan has refuted Indian allegations that militants operating from its soil were responsible for the deadly attacks, with President Asif Ali Zardari terming them as 'non-state actors'.

OneIndia News (With input from agencies)

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