26/11 attacks: U.S. says it wants justice, asks Pak to ‘cooperate’ with India

, 10:41 AM IST
Smoke rises from the Taj Hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. Gunmen killed at least 80 people in a series of attacks in India's financial capital Mumbai and troops began moving into one of two five-star hotels on Thursday where Western hostages were being held, local television said. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)

Washington: The United States has called on the Pakistan government to cooperate with the Indian authorities to fully investigate the deadly 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

“We continue to urge the Pakistani Government to cooperate with the Indian authorities to fully investigate these attacks. It was a terrible tragedy. We want to see justice done and we continue to urge Pakistani cooperation,” U.S State Department official spokesperson Mark Toner said in a press briefing.

Asserting that the U.S is continuing the process of having talks with Pakistan to address all terror outfits operating on their soil, Toner added that Islamabad must take cognizance of the matter.

“They (Pakistan) need to address all groups operating on their soil – Taliban groups that are operating on their soil and their territory. We’ve urged them to do so in the past. We continue to urge them to do so and have worked with them on addressing the very real threat on their own soil,” Toner said.

Earlier, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan has ruled to press abetment to murder charges against Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi and six others on each of the 166 people killed in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

On Nov. 26, 2008, 10 Pakistani terrorist entered Mumbai from the Arabian sea front and went on a carnage killing and injuring a total of 466 people. (ANI)