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Jan 31, 2017

Mumbai attacks suspect detained

Pakistani officials have ordered the detention of a firebrand cleric linked to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks which killed 166 people, BBC News reports.

Hafiz Saeed - who led the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group and has a $10m (£5.8m) US bounty on his head - is under house arrest in Lahore.

He has repeatedly denied involvement in the Mumbai attacks.

But Delhi and Washington both believe he masterminded the shooting and bombing massacre.

A spokesman for Mr Saeed claimed the Pakistani government had been pressured by the US to act against him.

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