strictly instructed by Lashkar commanders not to be captured and interrogated, use aliases
instead of their real names and hide their nationality. He is also quoted as saying "I have done right,
I have no regrets". Reports also surfaced that the group planned to escape safely after the attack,
ruling out this being a suicide mission.
Kasab has told interrogators that right through the fighting, the Lashkar headquarters from
Karachi, Pakistan, remained in touch with the group, calling their phones through a voice-over-
internet service. Investigators have succeeded in reconstructing the group's journey through the
GarminGPS set that has been seized from him. The mail sent from a bogus group calling
itself the Deccan Mujahideen claiming responsibility has been traced to a Russian proxy which
was then traced back to Lahore, Pakistan, with the help of the FBI. It was in fact the Lashkar-e-Toiba
operating under an alternate name after being banned by U.S.
After the attacks, India asserted that Kasab was a Pakistani national based on his confession and evidence gathered due to the information provided by him. Several reporters visited the village in Pakistan where Kasab said his family lived, and verified the facts provided by him. FormerPakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharifconfirmed that Kasab was from Faridkot village in Pakistan, and criticized President Zardari for cordoning off the village and not allowing his parents to meet anyone.
11 President Reagan was told of plans to use profits from the Iran arms sales for covert operations other than supporting the contras in a memo written by Rear Adm. John M. Poindexter, according to Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the Hawaii Democrat. Page A1st in Oliver North rose sharply when he began implicating higher-ups and lecturing Congress on foreign policy. Many Europeans seem surprised that he has won the admiration of so many Americans. A9
Convicting Colonel North and several major suspects in the Iran-contra affair on criminal charges could be difficult, perhaps impossible, for the special prosecutor, Federal officials and defense lawyers say. A8
A lawsuit about contra activities in Costa Rica charges a broad conspiracy involving an assassination attempt, drug-dealing and gun-running. Two American freelance journalists are at the heart of the unresolved suit. A8
Talks with anti-Government rebels in Mozambique have been held by the Administration, which is considering expanding such contacts, Government officials said. The talks, even
though on a low level, are a marked shift of policy. A3