Indian Jihad Update. “Possible al-Qaida link to India train attacks: Dawood Ibrahim, Indian Muslim with links to bin Laden, tops list of suspects,” from NBC, :
NEW YORK “” Indian intelligence believes the attacks on Mumbai’s commuter train network on Tuesday, killing scores during the evening rush hour, might be the work of Dawood Ibrahim, an Indian Muslim with ties to al-Qaida.
Ibrahim is believed to have been responsible for the 1993 attacks that killed 260 in Mumbai, India’s commercial hub formerly known as Bombay.
Two years ago, the U.S. Treasury Department designated Ibrahim as a terrorist as part of its international sanctions program “” effectively forbidding U.S. financial entities from working with him and permitting seizure of any assets believed to be in his control.
U.S. officials believe he moves between Dubai and Pakistan.
Ibrahim also has financed operations of Lashkar e Taiba, the Kashmir separatist group, according to one U.S. official.
“They have targeted trains before and are the leading suspect,” said the counter-terrorism official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “They have gone after trains and train platforms in 2002 and 2003. It is more likely than not the work of Lashkar. In fact you can say it is very likely their work.”