Mumbai attackers linked to Pakistan soil: US

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Islamabad, Jan.6 (ANI): The probe of the November, 2008 Mumbai attacks has given clear indications that the perpetrators of the attack had links with Pakistan. Reaffirming the Indian stand, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher said that : "It is clear the "attacks have links to Pakistan or lead to Pakistani soil

As India handed over the details of the probe to Pakistan, Washington urged Islamabad to act on the proof provided.

"Let us find from the evidence who was involved in these attacks," the Daily Times quoted Boucher as saying.

He added that the United States wanted the investigation to progress on the basis of information shared by the two countries.

The Indian 'dossier' provided to Pakistan on January ,5 contains the confession of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist held during Mumbai terror attacks, records of GPS and satellite phones used by the attackers and transcript of conversations between the attackers and their alleged handlers in Pakistan.

The dossier also contains the Indian demand for the handing over of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, who are blamed by New Delhi for masterminding and facilitating the Mumbai attacks.

Boucher however, rejected that India and Pakistan were preparing for war.

"The situation at the Indo-Pak borders is 'calm', he added.

Boucher urged both the countries to restrain from taking such steps which can aggravate the issue. (ANI)

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