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Britain’s MPs see Let behind Mumbai attack

world Updated: Aug 03, 2009 00:30 IST

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Holding the LeT responsible for last year's Mumbai attacks, a British Parliamentary committee on Sunday said several major terror attacks across the world, including in London, Madrid and Bali, had origins in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

A report by the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee quoted a former CIA chief as saying that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, blamed by India for attacks on its soil including on Mumbai, has reached a "merge point" with al-Qaeda.

It said: "The LeT group, which was responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks which targeted Westerns, in particular US and UK nationals, also operates from Pakistan’s tribal areas. The former head of the CIA, Michael Hayden, claimed earlier this year that LeT had reached a 'merge point' with al Qaeda."