U.S. Indicts Chicagoan For Helping Mumbai Terror Attacks as Wave of U.S. Persons Are Increasingly Involved in Terrorism Incidents

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Monday, February 1, 2010
Bruce Zagaris
On December 7, 2009, an indictment was returned in U.S. District Court in Chicago against David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen in Chicago, for allegedly engaging in extensive surveillance of targets in Mumbai for more than two years preceding the November 2008 terrorist attack on India’s largest city that killed approximately 170 people, including six Americans, and injured hundreds more. The indictment is one of many incidents indicating that Americans are increasingly involved in international terrorism activities. Authorities say the Headley case could be the most significant role played by a U.S. citizen in a major international terrorist attack. ...more...