India marks 10th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks; US announces reward for information on 26/11 perpetrators

India on November 26, 2018 marked the tenth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead and over 300 people injured. President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to the victims of terror attacks.  

Ten years back in 2008, 10 terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group sailed into Mumbai and carried out coordinated attacks that lasted for three days.

The terrorists carried out bomb explosions and gun firings at Taj Mahal Palace hotel, the Oberoi Trident, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro Cinema and St. Xavier's College.

In response to the terrorist attack, Operation Black Tornado was conducted by National Security Guards to catch the attackers at the Taj Hotel. Ajmal Kasab was the only attacker who was captured alive and was later executed at Yerwada Jail in Pune on November 21, 2012.

US calls upon Pakistan, others to implement UNSC sanctions against 26/11 perpetrators

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo also paid tribute to the victims of attack by calling upon countries, particularly Pakistan, to implement UN Security Council’s sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates.

 

Mike Pompeo urged Pakistan to take action against those responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks and offered a new reward of USD 5 million under Rewards for Justice programme for information on 26/11 perpetrators.

The US Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service administers the Rewards for Justice (RFJ) programme. Since its inception in 1984, the programme has paid over USD 150 million to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide.

Six Americans were killed in 26/11 terror strikes, namely, Ben Zion Chroman, Gavriel Holtzberg, Sandeep Jeswani, Alan Scherr, Naomi Scherr, and Aryeh Leibish Teitelbaum.

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