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Too much hype around 26/11 as elite were targetted: Salman

delhi Updated: Sep 12, 2010 17:58 IST

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Actor Salman Khan has triggered a controversy by claiming that "too much hype" was created around the 26/11 attack as "elite people were targetted" and that the Pakistani government was not behind it.

In an interview to a Pakistani channel, Salman said: "Too much hype has been created around the 26/11 attacks because elite people were targetted. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much."

"Everybody took this up because the Taj and Oberoi hotels were involved. The attacks happened because our security failed," he added.

"Everybody knows that the Pakistani government was not behind it and it was a terrorist attack. Our security had failed. We have had lot of attacks earlier, and all of them were not from Pakistan. They were from within also."

His comments have drawn strong reactions. Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told a news channel: "Salman's comments are illogical and an actor shouldn't have commented on terror attacks in this manner."