Details emerging about Mumbai gunmen's training

MUMBAI, India (AP) -- Fresh details are emerging about the gunmen involved in the 60-hour assault on India's financial capital that left at least 172 people dead.

According to security officials, the sole surviving attacker has told investigators that his group trained for about six months at camps in Pakistan operated by Lashkar-e-Taiba. Pakistan banned the group six years ago after the U.S. and Britain listed it as a terrorist group.

The officials say the gunmen ranged in age from 18 to 28 and received training in close-combat techniques, hostage taking and handling of explosives. They were also taught satellite navigation and high seas survival skills.

India's foreign ministry says it summoned Pakistan's high commissioner and told him that "elements from Pakistan" had carried out the attacks and India "expects that strong action" will be taken against them.

In Mumbai, teams from the FBI and Britain's Scotland Yard met with top Indian police and are expected to help collect evidence.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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