United States announces $5 mn bounty on anyone behind Mumbai attacks

United States announces $5 mn bounty on anyone behind Mumbai attacks

United States announces $5 mn bounty on anyone behind Mumbai attacks

During four days of terror in Mumbai in the final week of November 2008, Islamist terrorists belonging to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group carried out 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across four days, murdering 166 people and wounding more than 300. "We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning", US President tweeted.

He condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and urged the worldwide community to call upon Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attacks to justice.Sarna thanked the State Department for instituting a "Rewards for Justice" programme announcing a bounty for any information leading to arrest or conviction of any individual involved in planning or facilitating the attacks.

Ten years on, the United States offered a new $5 million reward for the capture of the remaining attackers and called on Islamabad to cooperate with the hunt for the planners of the assault.

"The United States is committed to seeing that those responsible for this attack face justice", said Mr Pompeo while a separate statement issued by the State Department said the USA was also "committed to working with our worldwide partners" to achieve this goal.

In this photo from October 19, 2017, supporters of Hafiz Saeed, center, shower him with rose petals as he arrives to a court in Lahore, Pakistan.

The State Department's Rewards for Justice programme will offer the reward, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement ahead of the 10th anniversary of the attacks on November 26.

India blamed the attack on the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, throwing relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours into a tailspin.

In December 2001, the Department of State designated LeT as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and in May 2005, the United Nations added LeT to the Consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions List.

It has been 10 years since the horrific 26/11 Mumbai terror attack took place whose dark memories are still freshly remember till day.

The Ministry said, India will continue its efforts to bring justice to the families of the victims and the martyrs. Israel stands in solidarity with India against terrorism and in memory of its victims. Six people were killed during the siege at Nariman House, including Rabbi Gavriel Holzberg and his wife Rivka, who was six months pregnant at the time.

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