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U.S. Offers $5M Reward for Info on Additional Mumbai Attack Suspects

The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Program is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who committed, conspired to commit, or aided or abetted in the execution of the 2008 Mumbai attack.

From Nov. 26-29, 2008, 10 individuals associated with the terrorist group Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT) carried out a series of coordinated assaults against multiple targets in Mumbai, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 166 people, including six Americans. Nine of the attackers were killed in the attacks; the lone survivor was hanged in 2012.

The United States is committed to working with international partners to identify and bring to justice all of those behind Mumbai attack, the State Department said. Today’s announcement marks the third RFJ reward offer seeking information on the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack. In April 2012, the Department of State announced reward offers for information that brings to justice LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, another senior LeT leader.

In December 2001, the Department of State designated LeT as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. In May 2005, the United Nations (UN) 1267 Sanctions Committee added LeT to the Consolidated UN Security Council Sanctions List.

More information about these reward offers is located on the Rewards for Justice website at www.rewardsforjustice.net.

Read more at the State Department

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