26 Jul '11, 11am

#Asia #Pacific #News Nepal police arrest man over links to Mumbai blasts

KATHMANDU: Police in Nepal have arrested an Indian man suspected of having links to triple bomb blasts in Mumbai on July 13 that killed 24 people, a police officer told AFP on Tuesday. It is the first arrest anywhere in connection with the bombings. The man was held by Nepal's anti-terrorist police on Saturday at his flat in Kathmandu's Baluwatar neighbourhood, the officer said on condition of anonymity. "He was arrested on suspicion of his links with the Mumbai blasts," he added, explaining that police were probing text messages and phone calls sent to someone in Mumbai. The arrest is likely to give hope to police in India's commercial capital who have struggled for clues despite the deployment of forensic teams and top detectives in the wake of the blasts. The explosions were the first attack on the city since the traumatic November 2008 assault that left 166 dead. Nepal...

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