Pakistani officials have agreed to provide the international police
agency Interpol with DNA profiles and other data obtained during the
country's investigation into last November's deadly siege in Mumbai,
Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble says his agency will
cross-reference the genetic information against a global DNA database
containing more than 83,000 profiles.
According to the French news agency (AFP), Noble says the
information could result in breakthroughs in Pakistan's investigation
and also help other police forces fight terrorist attacks.
The Interpol secretary general commented Sunday in Islamabad following talks with Pakistani officials.
Noble says Interpol needs similar information from India in order for the "comparisons to be complete."
More than 170 people were killed during the three-day siege in Mumbai, which India blames on a Pakistan-based militant group.
The attack in Mumbai raised tensions between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan has admitted the Mumbai attacks were partly planned in
Pakistan. However, it denies India's charge that elements of Pakistan's
intelligence service may have been involved.
Pakistan has urged India to expose those on its own soil who were involved in the siege.