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26/11 planned outside Pak: Probe report

Pakistan’s probe into the Mumbai terror attacks has established that the unprecedented strikes were planned outside its country, according to a media report.

world Updated: Jan 29, 2009 23:24 IST

Pakistan’s probe into the Mumbai terror attacks has established that the unprecedented strikes were planned outside its country, according to a media report.

An initial probe conducted by a three-member team set up by the Interior ministry has concluded that the 26/11 attacks were planned outside Pakistan, Dawn News channel quoted sources as saying.

The team also stated in its report to the Interior ministry that ‘no leads’ had been found in Pakistan, the sources said. The report did not say where the attacks were planned, the channel reported.

There was no official word on the development. The ministry is expected to submit a final report to the government by Saturday.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani have both said in recent public comments that Pakistan will share the findings of its probe into the Mumbai attacks with India and the rest of the world.

I am sorry for 26/11, says Pak PM

Under attack from the international community for not reining in militant outfits, Pakistan on Thursday said that it will not allow use of its territory for terror activities.

“I assure you and I assure the house that I will never ever allow my soil, Pakistani soil to be used for terror activities,” Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said at the World Economic Forum here.

Terming the Mumbai incident as “unfortunate”, Gilani said “we condemn terrorism, whether it is in Mumbai or Islamabad or Karachi.” “I am sorry for the incident,” he said.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Pakistan and its neighbours’, he said his government was probing the Mumbai terror attacks on the basis of the information given by India.

“Whatever be the findings from that inquiry, we will provide it to India and to the whole world,” Gilani said, adding that he was “deeply aggrieved” by the terror attacks in Mumbai and had immediately offered “full intelligence cooperation” to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.