The Mumbai terror attacks illustrated how rudimentary weapons can be used to cause maximum impact, the chief of America's intelligence agency FBI has said, noting that such strikes could be replicated in other parts of the world.
"The Mumbai attacks illustrate, the simplest of weapons can be quite deadly when combined with capability and intent," Robert Mueller said in his speech at the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations.
Delivering a lecture on "Global Terrorism: The FBI's Role," Muller devoted a considerable part of his speech to the Mumbai attack and the lessons Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has learnt from it as he believes such a thing could be replicated in the US and other parts of the world as well.
"It again raises the question of whether a similar attack could happen in Seattle or San Diego, Miami or Manhattan," he said.
Observing that the Mumbai attack was both highly coordinated and deceptively simple in execution, Muller said: "This type of attack reminds us that terrorists with large agendas and little money can use rudimentary weapons to maximize their impact.
" Nearly 180 people, including several American nationals, were killed in the attack launched on November 26.
The FBI has played a crucial role in helping India investigate the attack and find out who all were involved and where did the attackers came from.
"Even before crisis ended, the investigation began," Muller said.