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Fifth suspect in Mumbai attacks in custody, says Pak

Pakistan announced the arrest of a fifth suspect in the Mumbai attacks, who facilitated the financial transactions and planning of the audacious terror strike.

world Updated: Apr 13, 2009 23:35 IST

Pakistan on Monday announced the arrest of a fifth suspect in the Mumbai attacks, who facilitated the financial transactions and planning of the audacious terror strike.

Interior Ministry Chief Rehman Malik, while seeking more information from India on the November 26 attacks, said Pakistan has arrested Karachi-based Shahid Jamil Riaz for facilitating monetary transactions.

Lashkar-e Taiba Operations Commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and other LeT operatives Zarar Shah, Abu al Qama and Hamad Amin Sadiq are in custody of Pakistani authorities.

Malik said Pakistan's probe into the Mumbai incident is continuing and another suspect, Riaz, had been arrested for facilitating monetary transactions in Karachi and planning the attacks.

Malik, however, did not give further details about Riaz. While five of nine suspects are in custody. He did not say when Riaz was picked up.