Mumbai 30 Nov. (corsera.it) Ultima ora 0.37 .
Ajmal Amir Kamal l'unico terrorista superstite continua a parlare e ha dichiarato che le squadre dei terroristi si sono addestrate nella zona del Mangla Dam al confine tra il Pakistan Punjab e la provincia del Kashmir,e i loro obiettivi sono stati localizzati da una mappa satellitare ad alta definizione.Se le dichiarazioni avranno riscontro appare evidente che non c'era il supporto terroristico locale di cui molti giornali hanno parlato.Questo forse per evitare fughe di notizie,poichè l'anno precedente alcuni gruppi terroristici del Lashkar furono traditi al momento del loro arrivo a Mumbai proprio dai "basisti".Appare dunque infondata anche la notizia che alcuni dei terroristi fossero presenti all'interno degli alberghi prima degli attacchi.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police sources said, the continuing interrogation of arrested Lashkar terrorist Ajmal Amir Kamal had allowed them to put together a coherent account of the mechanics of the assault.
Kamal has claimed that the Lashkar assault team, which trained in boat-handling tactics at the Mangla Dam reservoir on the border between Pakistan’s Punjab province and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, was trained to locate their targets on a high-resolution satellite map. If Kamal’s account proves to be correct, it would suggest there was no local support team in place to guide the attack — a decision that may have been made in order to ensure secrecy. A Lashkar team that landed near Mumbai last year was betrayed to Indian intelligence by its supporters in India.
The police sources said media claims that elements of the Lashkar team had checked into the Taj Mahal Hotel prior to the attack appeared unfounded, as did assertions that two of the terrorists were British nationals.
According to Kamal, the men travelled to a launching position on the Sindh coast, near Karachi, in groups of two. Each of the operatives had strict instructions to avoid personal discussions, and knew each other only by Arabic code-names.
Two suspects initially held on suspicion of guiding the fidayeen were found to be not involved and were released, the police sources said.