Mumbai Money Trail Likely to Offer Few Clues, Say Terror Finance Analysts

By Matt Squire

Following the money trail that led to the November Mumbai attacks is likely to prove an arduous task for investigators, in part because the attackers had a limited footprint in the city, say analysts. The ten gunmen, believed to be members of the Pakistan-based extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET), perpetrated a series of attacks in India's largest city late last month that left 195 dead and 325 wounded. The well-planned operation indiscriminately targeted individuals and was ultimately disrupted by Indian special forces. Because the expenses needed to carry out the attacks were relatively small, financial clues in subsequent investigations are likely...