Mumbai ’08 Attack ‘Planner’ Arrested

    Image #: 9350518    REUTERS PICTURES OF THE DECADE.  A reporter talks on her phone as smoke is seen coming from Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Large plumes of smoke were seen rising from the top of the landmark Taj Hotel in Mumbai on Thursday and heavy firing could be heard, a Reuters witness said. Local TV reported that unknown assailants had earlier attacked the hotel, taking hostages, including Western tourists.  REUTERS/Arko Datta /Landov

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    Police in India have arrested a man they say is responsible for planning the brutal 2008 attacks that left 165 dead in Mumbai. Abu Hamza, who was allegedly the handler for the 10 gunmen who mounted the attacks in Mumbai, was turned over to police in Delhi, officials said Monday. The 30-year-old Hamza, also known as Syed Zabiuddin, was arrested Thursday while returning from a trip to the Middle East. He allegedly coordinated the movements of the gunmen in Mumbai by cellphone as they tore through the city, attacking hotels, a Jewish cultural center, and a train station, among other targets.

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