India Marks 10th Anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attacks

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Solemn memorial services were held in the city for the victims as India marked the 10th anniversary of the attacks, in which the heavily armed gunmen stormed multiple targets.Mumbai's police paid homage to more than a dozen officers and commandos killed in the operation against the militants.Two luxury hotels held private services while a Jewish Center, which was also attacked, unveiled a new memorial to all those who died in the assault. Three days of carnage killed 166 people, including foreign tourists, and wounded hundreds more. "We will never let terrorists win, or even come close to winning!"

The US on Monday announced a United States dollars 5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired, aided or abetted the 2008 Mumbai attack.

"The United States is committed to working with our global partners to identify and bring to justice those responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attack", it said.

It is an absolute affront to the victims of Mumbai and to their families who grieve them to this day, that after 10 years, those who planned these despicable acts have still not been convicted for their crimes, Sales said, echoing the statement of the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a day earlier.

"All countries must uphold their global obligations to take action against this United Nations sanctioned terrorist group and its leaders", said Nathan Sales, State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism in his brief remark.

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This comes in the wake of the USA reiterating that the United States dollars 1.3 billion in aid to Pakistan would remain suspended until the country acts against militant safe heavens inside its territory.

The reward has been declared by the Trump administration (which amounts to more than 35 crores in Indian currency) 10 years post the attack in which 10 Pakistani terrorists belonging to the terror group Lashkar-E-Toiba went on shooting spree gunning down 166 people in the financial capital of the country which included 6 American nationals.

The attackers belonged to Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). So we must all work together to end the scourge of terrorism.

The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack has completed 10 years today and this was really one of the most awful experience India faced in the recent past.

The centre promised to continue its efforts in bringing justice to the families of the victims and the soldiers who lost their lives fighting the terrorists.

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