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Även hos Counterterrorism Bloggen ser man länkarna till Pakistan och Afghanistan där de USA intensifierade angreppen mot neo-talibaner och AQ pågår och den USA stödda mr 10% Asif Ali Zardari tagit över som President.
Indiens President säger också till India Times att det är ’externa’ grupper som ligger bakom attacken och varnar för att Indien inte kommer att tolerera att uländska territorier används för att attackera indien.
tough in an extraordinary address to the nation, he said: ”It is evident that
the group which carried out these attacks, based outside the country, had come
with the single-minded determination to create havoc in the commercial capital
of the country.”
take up ”strongly with our neighbours that the use of their territory for
launching attacks on us will not be tolerated and that there would be a cost if
suitable measures are not taken by them.”
He said the ”well-planned and
well-orchestrated attacks, probably with external linkages, were intended to
create a sense of panic by choosing high profile targets and indiscriminately
In our estimate, this attack is a “complex” type, where small operations are aimed at creating chaos and triggering security deployment in many areas, while more precise operations could target higher targets such as hostage taking or similar situation. We will probably know more when the dust will settle.
In view of the historical context, precedents and latest analysis, the most likely groups that may be behind these attacks are the Lashkar e Toiba/SIMI (they now call themselves Indian Mujahideen). These groups are Jihadists, have links to the other organizations in Kashmir but also inside Pakistan with pro-Taliban elements and eventually Al Qaeda. The ideological identification is most likely Jihadist although the group almost surely will issue a more than one release to claim the attack and put it in context.
According to Indian sources this is an operation of a very new type in India. The ”emirs” have sent these armed elements in their 20s to strike at Indian psyche. One goal is to sink the Pakistani-Indian rapprochement. In Islamabad, the new Government is engaged in operations against the big Jihadi boys ojn the north western frontier. It is quite possible that the Mumbai attacks aim at triggering tensions between the two old foes so that pressure would be released against the radicals in Pakistan. In any event, this is a large Jihadi operation against one of the emerging economies and the largest democraciy n Asia. The goal is to target India as a power engaged in the War on Terror but also to further destabilize the region, including Pakistan and its neighbor Afghanistan.”