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Mumbai terror attack

The head of a Pakistani-based militant Islamist group has issued a new warning to India that “one Mumbai is not enough,” according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, or LeT, and head of its charity arm, Jamaatud Dawa, said his group would go a long way to liberate Kashmir. He added that “jihad is the only option left, as India will never let go of Kashmir.”

Saeed’s ominous warning was a reference to the Nov. 26, 2008, attack in the Indian city of Mumbai on the Taj Mahal Palace and Oberoi Triden hotels, the Orthodox Jewish-owned Nariman House, Leopold Cafe and Cama Hospital for women and children. Some 173 people were killed and 308 were wounded in a series of eight rapid attacks.

U.S., Indian and eventually Pakistani officials blamed members of the LeT for the massacre.

Saeed’s warning brings to mind a similar threat by the North Caucasus Chechen leader Dokku Umarov, who warned Russian officials in February he would expand attacks from the North Caucasus by launching suicide bombings in Russian cities.

The Islamist leader carried out the threat a month later by arranging two suicide bombings in the Moscow subway, killing some 40 people and wounding some 69 others.

“India wants war,” Saeed said. “If India is not prepared to hold talks (over Kashmir), Pakistan will have to fight a war at all costs.”

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