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Spain Arrests at Least 7 With Suspected Links to Mumbai Attacks


A man pays homage in front of portraits of police officers killed in the Mumbai terror attack outside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, one of the sites of the attack, on the second anniversary of the attack in Mumbai, 26 Nov 2010

A man pays homage in front of portraits of police officers killed in the Mumbai terror attack outside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, one of the sites of the attack, on the second anniversary of the attack in Mumbai, 26 Nov 2010

Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested at least seven people suspected of ties to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that left 166 people dead.

Spanish media report the arrests took place late Tuesday and early Wednesday in and around the northeastern city of Barcelona. They say the arrested are mostly Pakistanis nationals and are suspected of falsifying passports and other identification documents.

The suspects are accused of sending money and the fake documents to the Pakistani-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, the organization accused of carrying out the November 2008 attacks on luxury hotels, a rail station, a Jewish center, and a restaurant.

Nine of the 10 attackers were killed during the 60-hour siege. The surviving terrorist has been sentenced to death.

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