US announces USD 5 million reward for information on 26/11 executioner

US announces USD 5 million reward for information on 26/11 executioner

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Pakistan to take action against those who are responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks as Washington offered a new reward of USD 5 million for helping secure their capture.
 
The announcement came on the tenth anniversary of the assault, which left 166 people dead.
 
"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 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-Taiba 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.
 
The Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program meanwhile said it was offering up to USD 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.
 
It is the third reward offered by the US after the State Department announced bounties of USD 10 million for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and USD 2 million for Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, another senior leader of the group.



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