Washington (CNN) – A U.S. citizen has been charged with alleged involvement in planning last year’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, the Justice Department said Monday.
David Headley of Chicago, Illinois, already faced charges alleging that he planned attacks against a Danish newspaper.
Headley, 49, was born in Washington, D.C.
The Justice Department alleges he helped plan the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which killed 160 people, including six Americans.
The Justice Department said Headley attended terrorism training camps in Pakistan and conspired with members of the group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba to carry out attacks in Denmark and India.
The United States considers Lashkar-e-Tayyiba a foreign terrorist organization.
The department said Headley was charged in Chicago with six counts of conspiracy to bomb locations in India and to murder and maim persons in India and Denmark, and six counts of aiding and abetting the murder of U.S. citizens in India.
He has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating both terror plots, lawyers involved in the case said.
At the time of his October 3 arrest in Chicago, he was on his way back to India to plan a second attack, a source close to the investigation said.
He remains in federal custody, with no date set for his arraignment, the Justice Department said.
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Hm. Never good when American citizens are charged with these types of crimes. Makes the war on terror look foolish when we can’t even get these home grown guys in our own country.