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Scotland Yard team to probe British link in terror attack

November 28, 2008 20:23 IST

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The United Kingdom will investigate the reports claiming two of the eight terrorists arrested in the Mumbai terror attack are British nationals.

A nine-member team from Scotland Yard has left for Mumbai to probe the British links of the arrested terrorists.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had told a TV channel on Friday that two arrested terrorists were 'British citizens of Pakistani origin'.

The attack, in which the terrorists unleashed terror in 13 places across South Mumbai before taking over two luxury hotels and a building inhabited by Israelis, has already claimed 155 lives.

Reacting to the reports, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he would not be drawn into early conclusions, reports The Telegraph.

Terming the terror attacks 'atrocious', Brown told Sky News, "Obviously when you have terrorists operating in one country, they may be getting support from another country or coming from another country, and it is very important that we strengthen the co-operation between India and Britain in dealing with these instances of terrorist attacks."
He is expected to call up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] to discuss the situation in Mumbai later today.
One British citizen, Andreas Liveras, has been killed in the terror attack while seven have are reportedly injured.

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