Former Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani on Monday admitted that 26/11 terror attack, which claimed many lives, was carried out by a terrorist group based in his country. He called it as a “classic example” of cross-border terror.
“I hate to admit that the 26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan on November 26, 2008 is a classic trans-border terrorist event,” Durrani said while speaking at a conference on combating terrorism at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis.
However, Durrani clarified that Pakistan government had no role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. He was the NSA when 10 Pakistani terrorists allegedly travelled to Mumbai and executed the carnage over three days.
On November 26, 2008, ten members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba sailed into Mumbai and launched a series of attack at eight places in Mumbai including, Taj Hotel.
Durrani’s admission is first of its kind by a high-ranking Pakistani official that confirms New Delhi’s stand that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) plotted and executed the mayhem nine years ago.