Chicago Feds Charge Suspected Terrorist in Deadly Mumbai, India Attack

By Allan Lengel

In what came as little of a surprise, federal prosecutors in Chicago charged suspected terrorist David Coleman Headley with helping plot the deadly India attack in Mumbia that killed more than 165 people in 2008.

The Associated Press reported that prosecutors charged Headley with helping scope out targets for the Mumbai attack. He and co-defendant Tahawwur Hussain Rana were charged in October in Chicago with plotting an attack on the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten because of the cartoons it published mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Rana was not charged in the Mumbai attacks.

The AP reported that Headley is cooperating with authorities.

The India media reported on Sunday that FBI agents were arriving this week in India to brief the Indian government on the Headley.

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