Ten years back, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists cruised into Mumbai from Karachi and completed coordinated attacks that kept going for three days. The terrorists did bomb blasts and innocents hostage as a fight back by security powers proceeded for the following 60 hours. Taj Mahal Palace hotel, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Leopold Cafe were targetted in the assault that made headlines over the world.
Depicting the Mumbai terror attack as a “barbarity”, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday called upon Pakistan and different countries to maintain their UN Security Council commitments to execute sanctions against those in charge of the monstrosity, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its members.
On the tenth anniversary of the Mumbai dread assault, the express division’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program offered another reward for up to USD 5 million for data prompting the capture or conviction of any person who was engaged with arranging or encouraging the 2008 Mumbai assault.
“It is an attack against the groups of the unfortunate casualties that, following ten years, the individuals who arranged the Mumbai assault have still not been indicted for their inclusion,” Pompeo said in an announcement on the tenth commemoration of the fear based oppressor assault.
“We call upon all nations, especially Pakistan, to maintain their UN Security Council commitments to execute sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this abomination, including Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and its partners,” Pompeo said.
Nearly 166 people, including Americans, were killed in the attack done by 10 LeT terrorists. Nine of the attackers were killed by the police while lone survivor Ajmal Kasab was caught and hanged after he was handed down death sentence by an Indian court.
The United States, Pompeo said, is focused on observing that those responsible for the attack face justice.
The Department of State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program is putting forth another reward for up to USD5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any person who was engaged with planning or facilitating the 2008 Mumbai attack.
“On behalf of the Government of the United States of America and all Americans, I express my solidarity with the people of India and the city of Mumbai on the 10th anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attack,” Pompeo said.
“We stand with the families and friends of the victims, whose loved ones were lost in this act of barbarism, including six American citizens. The barbarity of 26/11 shocked the entire world,” said the best American diplomat.