MUMBAI -- (UPDATE) Militants who staged multiple attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai, killing more than 125 people and injuring hundreds more, came from Pakistan, a senior military official said Thursday.
"They are from across the border and perhaps from Faridkot, Pakistan. They tried to pretend that they were from Hyderabad," Major General R.K. Hooda, leading the military operation to flush out the extremists, told reporters.
In Islamabad, Pakistan's defense minister said his country had played no role in the Mumbai attacks.
"In previous cases they have acted like this, but later it all proved wrong," Ahmed Mukhtar told Agence France-Presse.
"We are very much positive that Pakistan is not involved in this," he said.