Indian Mujahideen Takes Credit for Mumbai Attacks
4:20 PM, Nov 26, 2008 • By BILL ROGGIO
Thomas Joscelyn is absolutely correct in suspecting the Pakistan and Kashmiri-based terror groups as being behind today's terror attacks in Mumbai. A group called the Deccan Mujahideen, or Indian Mujahideen, has taken credit for today's strike, the Times of India just reported.
While it is certainly possible that the group is taking credit for another's handiwork, the Indian Mujahideen has been implicated as being behind several recent attacks in India.
Indian intelligence believes the Indian Mujahideen is a front group created by Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Harkat ul Jihad al Islami to confuse investigators and cover the tracks of the Students' Islamic Movement of India, or SIMI, a radical Islamist movement. The groups receive support from Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence and are al Qaeda affiliates.