Pakistani Mumbai terrorists arrested in Italy

ROME (JTA) – Two Pakistanis suspected of helping facilitate the November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai were arrested.

The men, a father and son, were arrested Saturday in the northern Italian city of Brescia.

Ten terrorists believed to have come from Pakistan carried out the attacks in the India city. At least 166 people were killed, including six Jews at the Chabad House. Among the victims there were its directors, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his pregnant wife, Rivkah.

Targets also included hotels and a train station.

Police on Saturday said the Pakistanis were arrested in Brescia for having transferred about $230 to finance Internet telephone lines used by the attackers.

A police statement said the father and son were accused of illegal financial activity, as well as aiding and abetting international terrorism.
 

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