Pompeo urges justice over 2008 Mumbai attacks that targeted Jewish center

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urges justice for the victims of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, after Pakistan arrested the alleged mastermind of the bloodbath.

Addressing reporters on the 11th anniversary of the siege that killed more than 160 people, including six Americans, Pompeo says that the “brutality of the attack shocked the entire world.”

Indian commandos prepare to storm the Nariman House in Mumbai during the 2008 terror attacks. (photo credit: Youtube screen capture)
Indian commandos prepare to storm the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai, during the 2008 terror attacks. (YouTube screen capture/File)

“It is an affront to the victims and their families that those who planned the Mumbai attacks have still not been convicted,” Pompeo says.

Pakistan in July arrested Hafiz Saeed, a firebrand cleric who heads the UN-designated terrorist group, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, shortly before Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the United States.

Saeed has mostly lived freely in Pakistan since the attacks, enraging India, which demanded his prosecution. The United States also put a $10 million bounty on his head.

Saeed has denied involvement in the attack, which targeted emblematic sites of the Indian metropolis, including the Taj Hotel, as well as the local Chabad Jewish center.


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