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01/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Police Foiled Terror Plot Against Mumbai Earlier This Year

The Indian police foiled an attempt to destroy landmarks and wreak havoc in Mumbai early this year, breaking up a cell of Pakistani and Indian men who were directed by the same two Pakistan-based militant leaders they have accused of organizing last week's devastating attacks here, the police said.

The foiled plot also involved Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani group accused of last week's attacks, the police said. That suggests that the militant group conceived its plan long in advance and that it has made deeper contacts with radical Indian Muslims than investigators have been willing to concede.

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