RealNews

Libbi confesses to twin attacks on president

Abu al-Faraj al-Libbi, dubbed as No 3 in al-Qaeda network by US counter-terrorism experts, has confessed to masterminding two assassination attempts on President Pervez Musharraf, sources privy to the investigation told The News on Tuesday. They say al-Libbi, arrested two weeks ago in Mardan, has told Pakistani interrogators that he worked with a group of Pakistani militants belonging to different Jihadi groups to carry out suicide bombings to assassinate President Musharraf in Rawalpindi in December 2003. Musharraf narrowly escaped on Christmas Day in the second attempt, which killed 17 people, including the two suicide bombers. One bomber was identified as Muhammad Jameel, an activist of Jaish-i-Muhammad, a Kashmiri militant outfit, and another was said to be Afghan. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.