India marks 10 years since Mumbai attacks; USA offers reward


Timed for the tenth anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai attack on Monday, the U.S. government has announced a $5 million-bounty covering all the terrorists connected with it.

Armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades, ten Islamic militants killed 166 people and injured hundreds more in a three-day rampage through India's financial capital which started on Wednesday November 26, 2008.

He called on all countries, while naming Pakistan in particular, to implement sanctions against terrorists responsible for the attack. The barbarity of 26/11 shocked the entire world.

Paying tribute to those who were killed during the dastardly attack, Mumbai Police tweeted a video thanking those who stood by and defended the city.

The co-ordinated attacks on the city of almost 20 million people hit luxury hotels, the main railway station, a restaurant popular with tourists and a Jewish centre.

On 26 November 2008, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a recognised terror outfit, carried out 12 shootings and bombings across Mumbai, in a siege that lasted four days and claimed at least 160 lives.

Six Americans were among the Mumbai victims and the US State Department announced a $5 million prize for the capture of the remaining planners of the attacks.

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A total of 166 people died and over 300 were wounded in the strikes.

Over 60 hours 4 attackers shot dead the guests and hotel staff, detonated the explosives and set parts of the building including its famous dome on fire.

US President Donald Trump expressed solidarity with the victims of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and said that Washington stands along with the Indians in their quest for justice over the attack.

Six hostages - including a rabbi and his pregnant wife - were killed at the Nariman Chabad House.

"The Department of State Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program offers a new reward for up to Dollars five million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any individual who was involved in planning or facilitating the 2008 Mumbai attack", the statement read. In April 2012, it had announced rewards for information about Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and senior leader Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki.

Indian officials accused Pakistan's intelligence agency of working with the militant group to mastermind the attack - an allegation Islamabad denied.