LeT was saddened by Kasab capture

LeT was saddened by Kasab capture

Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley on Friday praised Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist to be captured during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and said that the Lashkar-e-Toiba was deeply saddened with his arrest.

“That’s the picture of Ajmal Kasab, ‘Rahmatullah’ (may Allah’s mercy be on him)….Yes,” he said when Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam showed his photo to him.

Asked whether he was following the 26/11 terror attacks, he said: “From news, I came to know that one of them was captured...from news, I got to know that he was Ajmal Kasab.” Asked whether his LeT contact Sajid Mir was saddened, he said: “He was saddened.  Everybody in the LeT was saddened.” Talking about the finer details of the planning of the terror attack, he said it was done in detail. LeT’s operations  commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi considered two options before the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

“The two options were egress option and stronghold. Stronghold means to remain at the site till death and egress meant that to leave that place and go to Kashmir and fight there. Lakhvi thought that if the attackers knew that they have to flee then the attacks won’t be good,” he said, adding: “Ultimately, stronghold option was decided.” Headley also said that Abu Al Kama and Abu Khafa were the two handlers of the 10 fidayeens and this was told to him by Sajid Mir.

Mumbai Airport was surveyed
Headley also confirmed that Mumbai airport was one the targets that were surveyed, however, was not included in the final list where attacks were carried out. “I made a video of Mumbai airport,” he said. 

Loses cool when asked about wife
The otherwise calm and composed David Coleman Headley lost his cool when he was bombarded with a series of questions on his second wife Faiza Outelha alias Faizala Christiana and how she had approached Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and chief Hafeez Saeed to save her marriage

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