Published: Tue, November 27, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

United States posts $5m reward to find Mumbai terror attacks masterminds

United States posts $5m reward to find Mumbai terror attacks masterminds

Pompeo further asserted that the USA will call upon Pakistan, to uphold its UN Security Council obligation to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity.

At a solemn ceremony Mumbai's police remembered more than a dozen officers and commandos killed in the operation against the militants.

Indian officials accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of working with the militant group to mastermind the attack - an allegation Islamabad denied.

"I join the friends and families in remembering the 166 victims, including the six American citizens killed during the attack, and I stand in solidarity with the people of India who have demonstrated their resilience in the face of such violence", he said.

The RJF website said that Mir was the handler for Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, who was sent by the LeT on a spying mission to India to prepare for the attacks.

The 2008 Mumbai attacks (also referred to as 26/11) were a group of terrorist attacks that took place in November 2008, when 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting four days across Mumbai. The barbarity of 26/11 shocked the entire world. They targeted two luxury hotels, a Jewish center, a tourist restaurant and a crowded train station.

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A policeman checks the site of a shooting at the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus railway station in Mumbai

Nine of the 10 gunmen who mounted the attack were killed, one was captured.He has been convicted and hanged.

Over 60 hours 4 attackers shot dead the guests and hotel staff, detonated the explosives and set parts of the building including its famous dome on fire.

"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.

The first phase of the "Nariman Light House Memorial" includes a plaque with the names of all the 166 victims of the 26/11 terror strikes, a gently flowing fountain in an artificial garden signifying the flow of life, purification and regeneration, and six planks signifying the prime targeted locations.

Kasab, the gunman caught at the railway station, was executed by India in 2012 after being found guilty of charges including murder and waging war against India.

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