US says perpetrators of 26/11 attack yet to be convicted, announces new reward of $5 million

United states has said that those responsible for 2008 Mumbai attack are yet to convicted and has urged Pakistan to take action.

On the tenth anniversary of the attack, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new reward of $5 million for helping secure the capture of the perpetrators.

“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,” Mr Pompeo said in a statement.

“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-Toiba and its affiliates.”

“We stand with the families and friends of the victims, whose loved ones were lost in this act of barbarism, including six American citizens,” he added.

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The Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program meanwhile said it was offering up to $5 million “for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired to commit, or aided or abetted” the execution of the attack.

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It is the third such reward offered by the US after the State Department announced bounties of $10 million for Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the main accused in the attack, and $2 million for Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, another senior leader of LeT.

Saeed, who is also designated a terrorist by the United Nations, has denied involvement in terrorism and the Mumbai attacks.

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