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Group of Muslims Charged With Plotting Against India

Federal authorities today charged seven men in the Washington area and an eighth in Philadelphia with stockpiling weapons and conspiring to wage “jihad” against India in support of a terrorist group in Kashmir. The F.B.I. arrested six of the suspects in morning raids in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania as part of an investigation into ties between American residents and the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is dedicated to the overthrow of Indian rule in Kashmir. Two other men who were also charged in the plot were taken into custody earlier this month, officials said, and three men are still wanted in Saudi Arabia. Although the officials said there was no evidence of a plot against the United States, they charged that members of the group pledged support for pro-Muslim violence overseas, hoarded high-powered rifles and received military training in Pakistan. Full Story

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