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Pakistan Rearrests Mumbai Terrorism Suspect

  • RFE/RL

One day after a Pakistani court cancelled the pretrial detention of the accused mastermind of a 2008 Mumbai, India, terrorist attack that left 166 dead, he has again been arrested by Pakistani police.

Authorities said on December 30 that terrorism suspect Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is in custody in connection with another case, but no details of that investigation have been released.

Lakhvi's lawyer said he will appeal the latest arrest.

The development is the latest twist in the ongoing case of Lakhvi, one of seven men on trial in Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai attack.

A Pakistani court on December 18 granted Lakhvi bail, saying there was not enough evidence to hold him.

But Pakistan’s government immediately ordered his detention for 30 days under a law giving them leeway to detain certain suspects considered security threats.

Lakhvi appealed the detention order and the court ordered him released on December 29.

With reporting by Radio Mashaal, Reuters, AP, and AFP
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