31 Jan '17, 6am

Protests expected after Pakistan detains alleged architect of 2008 Mumbai attack

LAHORE (REUTERS) - Pakistani police confined the accused architect of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to house arrest on Tuesday (Jan 31), manning barricades outside his home in the city of Lahore as supporters vowed protests. The detention of Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed follows action by the US administration of President Donald Trump aimed at countries deemed linked to terrorism, and one Pakistani official said the fear of US action against Pakistan had been a factor in the decision to hold Saeed. India has been demanding action against him since the attack on Mumbai by 10 gunmen from Pakistan, who infiltrated the city by boat and killed 166 people in a rampage that included attacks on two luxury hotels, a Jewish centre and a train station. The attack brought nuclear-armed Pakistan and India to the brink of war. India had yet to respond to Saeed's confinement to his home in the ...

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