Official: Pakistani confesses to Mumbai attacks

December 31, 2008 8:05:17 AM PST
In Pakistan, a senior government official says a militant in custody has confessed involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks and is giving investigators details of the plot. The revelation could add to pressure on Pakistan to either bring the militant and other suspects to trial, or extradite them to India.

The confession was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.

Gunmen targeted 10 sites, including two five-star hotels and a Jewish center, during the November siege on Mumbai's financial capital. They killed 164 people in a three-day reign of terror.

India and the United States say the militants who planned and carried out the attacks were Pakistani. They're demanding Islamabad take action against those responsible.