Political & General

Reuters scores series of beats on repercussions of militant attack on Mumbai

News teams in Pakistan and across south Asia scored a series of beats on militant activity and moves against Islamist radicals by the local authorities in the wake of the deadly attacks in India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. Reuters was 17 minutes ahead on a blast near a Shi’ite Muslim community centre in Peshawar on Dec 5, first to confirm a newspaper report on Dec 6 of a hoax call to Pakistan’s foreign minister that had nearly sparked war, hours ahead on Dec 8 with news of a Pakistani military attack on a camp of the militants blamed for the Mumbai assault and was first to report that the suspected planner of the raids in India had been arrested. The string of beats was carefully put in context of the tension between India and Pakistan, both nuclear-armed states, following the Mumbai assaults.

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Topics of Interest: Political & General
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Asia
Countries: India