Thursday, 7 January 2010

Comonwealth Games were on radar: David Headley

David Headley, prime suspect and now facing charges in US for 26/11 attacks in Mumbai has revealed that 2010 Commonwealth Games were one of the planned targets for terrorists. He has revealed that the 2010 Commonwealth Games were also the target of the Lashkar terrorist.

Intelligence Sources have confirmed that Headley was planning a terror attack in the national Capital during the Commonwealth Games. Not just this, the US-based terrorist of Pakistan origin was also planning to target the World Hockey Championship.

With an eye for detail, Headley was the man in charge of doing the recce for the Lashkar's terror missions. And he is believed to have scouted various spots in Delhi several times -- the latest being in March this year.

Experts believe that 26/11 is a reference point for the LeT for its future terror operations.

So, on the lines of 26/11, the Lashkar has planned a serial commando-style operation in the national capital, during the Commonwealth Games and the World Hockey Championship.

Busting of the terror cell across globe comes as great relief to governments and organizations across the globe. This assumes more important in a year when many high profile sporting events are planned including Football world Cup, Hockey World Cup, Commonwealth Games, European Athletics championships amongst others.


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