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Mumbai bomber 'planning 9/11 raid'

One of the blasts occured at a parking lot near the Gateway of India monument.
One of the blasts occured at a parking lot near the Gateway of India monument.

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NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Indian police believe the mastermind behind last month's deadly bomb attacks in Mumbai was planning another attack on September 11, one day before he was shot and killed by police.

Police learned Friday the suspected mastermind -- identified only as Nassir -- was traveling in a car with another man, who police did not identify.

When police tried to stop the car Friday night, the two men inside the car started shooting.

Police shot and killed the two men.

Mumbai Police Commissioner R.S. Sharma said police discovered documents, along with weapons, in the suspected mastermind's car that led them to a house, where the two men are believed to have lived.

There, they found explosives and detonators.

Police believe the men were planning another attack on September 11, but postponed it because of heavy security, Sharma said.

Nassir is the head of Gujarat Muslim Revenge Force, a group affiliated with the Kashmiri separatist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, Deputy Commissioner of Police Pradeep Sawant said.

Police say Nassir orchestrated the August 25 twin bomb blasts in Mumbai -- formerly Bombay -- that killed 53 people and wounded more than 150.

The explosives, placed inside the trunks of taxi cabs, struck a gateway to an Indian monument and a crowded marketplace.

Two other men and two women have been charged in connection with the attack.

Sawant said Nassir assembled the explosives and provided them to the people who carried out the attack.

-- CNN Correspondent Ram Ramgopal contributed to this report.

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