Published: Mon, November 26, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

PM Narendra Modi Says Congress in Power During Mumbai Attacks

PM Narendra Modi Says Congress in Power During Mumbai Attacks

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

A day ahead of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Mumbai on 26 November, 2008, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement expressing "solidarity with the people of India and the city of Mumbai".

The attacks started on 26th November and lasted until 29th November 2008; at least 166 people died and more than 300 were wounded.

While Mumbai staged its own solemn ceremonies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the attacks "gruesome" and said: "A grateful nation bows to our courageous police and security forces who valiantly fought the terrorists during the Mumbai attacks".

The Trump administration announced this major reward (of over Rs 35 crore) on the 10th anniversary of the terror attack in which 10 Pakistan-based LeT terrorist went on a shooting rampage in India's financial hub killing 166 people, including six Americans. The United Nations 1267 has designated LeT to the Consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions List.

Mumbai's police remembered more than a dozen officers killed in the operation against the militants while relatives of the victims laid wreaths at a police memorial honouring the dead. They targeted two luxury hotels, a Jewish center, a tourist restaurant and a crowded train station in three days of carnage.

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Residents and railway officials also paid their respects at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus train station where Mohammed Kasab, the only gunman caught alive, and another attacker killed nearly 60 people and wounded at least 100 others.

Pompeo, in his statement, said the USA stood with the friends and family of those who "were lost in this act of barbarism, including six American citizens".

The focal point of the assault was the iconic Taj Mahal Palace hotel. "The barbarity of 26/11 shocked the entire world".

The US on Monday announced a $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.

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.

Kasab, the gunman caught at the railway station, was executed by India in 2012 after being found guilty of charges including murder and waging war against India.

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