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26/11 attack: US offers $5 million for information on people involved

The Trump administration has also issued a statement asking Pakistan "to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible" for this act of barbarism.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 26 Nov 2018 4:51 AM GMT

26/11 attack: US offers $5 million for information on people involved
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Washington: The US has announced a new reward of up to $5 million here on Monday, for information on people who in any way committed, conspired, abetted or assisted the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008, killing 166 people.

The Trump administration has also issued a statement asking Pakistan "to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible" for this act of barbarism.

It is to be mentioned that Mumbai carried out by 10 LeT terrorists took around 166 people's life, including six Americans. Nine of the attackers were killed by the police while only survivor Ajmal Kasab was captured and was later awarded death sentence by an Indian court.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his solidarity with the people of India on the 10th anniversary of the attack, said:"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."

"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."

"It is an affront to the families of the victims that, after ten years, those who planned the Mumbai attack have still not been convicted for their involvement," Pompeo said

"We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to uphold their UN Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and its affiliates," he further said.

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The Department of State 'Rewards for Justice' (RFJ) Program is offering a new reward for up to $5 million for information on people who in any way were involved in 2008, Mumbai attack

The State Department also stated that anyone with information on this incident can contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website, e-mail ([email protected]), phone (800-877-3927 in North America), or mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA).

Individuals can also reach the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. "All information will be kept strictly confidential," it said.

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