US asks Pakistan to ensure justice in 26/11 Mumbai attack case

Iconic Taj Hotel during the 26/11 attack.

The US has sought more progress in the trial of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks being held in Pakistan and said it wants to see “accountability and justice” for the 166 people, including six Americans, killed in the incident.

“We’ve been very clear that we want to see accountability and justice in the case,” State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Tuesday.

“There were American citizens who lost their lives in those terrible attacks. We’ve long encouraged and pushed for greater counter-terrorism cooperation, and that includes the sharing of intelligence between India and Pakistan in that regard,” Toner said in response to a question.

Mark Toner, deputy spokesperson of US sate department.

Mark Toner, deputy spokesperson of US sate department.

“We’re making our concerns clear that they need to go after all the terrorist groups that are operating or seeking (safe) haven on their soil. And that’s been our clear objective for a long time now. We’ve seen progress but we need to see more,” he added.

The trial has been underway in Pakistan for more than six years.

Recently, in a sharp attack on Pakistan at the G20 summit this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that “one single nation” in South Asia is spreading terror.

“Indeed one single nation in South Asia is spreading these agents of terror in countries of our region,” Prime Minister Modi said adding, “We expect the international community to speak and act in unity, and to respond with urgency to fight this menace”.

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