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Profile of five Pak terror suspects

Last Updated: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 18:51

New Delhi: The five Pakistani nationals
including two serving Army Majors, against whom international
arrest warrants were issued by the Interpol, had played an
active role in the Mumbai terror attacks.

All of them speak Hindi, English and Urdu fluently.

Following are their brief profiles:
Sajid Majid alias Sajid Mir was born on January 1, 1978 in
Lahore. The Lashkar Commander, who can speak English, Hindi
and Urdu fluently, had played a crucial role in planning and
executing 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

LeT terrorist David Koleman Headley is said to have
accepted in his questioning by the NIA that Sajid was one of
his handlers.

Illyas Kashmiri, who conceived and executed 26/11 attack
is said to be a member of Al-Qaeda`s 313 Brigade. The Brigade
is believed to be one of the organisations that trained the
ten men who attacked Mumbai.

The 46-year old terrorist, who speaks Hindi and Urdu with
ease, was reportedly killed in a drone attack by American
forces but soon reappeared through an interview to a magazine.

Born in Kotli, Pakistan, Kashmiri is wanted in Mumbai
terror attack case. Kashmiri is known for his threats issued
against India through different media.

44-year old Major Sameer Ali is a Pakistan Army officer
who played an active role in Mumbai terror attack. Born in
Lahore, Ali can speak English, Hindi and Urdu.
Sameer Ali is one of the terrorists named by the country
in its dossiers submitted to the Pakistan Government.

Syed Abdur Rehman Hashim retired in 2007 from Pakistan
Army as a Major. The 39-year old terrorist worked closely with
Lashkar-e-Taiba and coordinated the activities of a Chicago
man, David Headley. Born in Lahore, Hashim was arrested in
2009 in Pakistan on unspecified charges and later released.

Major Iqbal is said to be another Pakistan Army regular
who was the key handler of ten Pakistani terrorist involved in
Mumbai terror attack. India named him in its dossiers
submitted to Pakistan government as one of the key accused in
the terror attack case. 45-year old Iqbal was born in Lahore
and can speak English, Hindi and Urdu fluently.


First Published: Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 18:51
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