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President Donald Trump remembers 26/11 Mumbai attack, expresses his support; says, 'US stands with India in its quest for justice'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 November 2018, 10:26 IST

The US President Donald Trump remembering the deadly terror attack on India's financial capital Mumbai on 26 November 2008 and expressed his strong support for India in its fight against terrorism and quest for justice.

In 26/11 Mumbai attack, over 166 people were killed and hundreds were left injured. Trump took to his official Twitter account to extend his support to India.

"On the ten-year anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack, the U.S. stands with the people of India in their quest for justice. The attack killed 166 innocents, including six Americans. We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!" Mr Trump tweeted this morning.

Earlier, US has announced a new reward of $5 million for sharing information of those who plotted the 26/11 attack on Mumbai and help to arrest them. The terrorists from Pakistan had unleashed a wave of violence in the country's financial and entertainment hub in a three-day siege.

"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," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Nathan Sales, the Top US counterterrorism official expressed his grief and said Mumbai attack was directed at India but terrorists shed blood of many nations.

“I want to begin by expressing the solidarity of US with ppl of India&Mumbai. Today is a solemn reminder that if one country suffers from terrorism we all suffer. Mumbai attack was directed at India but terrorists shed blood of many nations,” said Nathan Sales.

The US government declared the reward under its Department of State's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) programme "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 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

However, as per report in NDTV, It is the third such reward offered by the US after the State Department announced bounties of $10 million for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and $2 million for Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, another senior leader of the terror group.

Also read: 26/11 attack: US to give $5 million reward for giving an information about the attackers involved in Mumbai attack planning

First published: 27 November 2018, 10:23 IST
 
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