Mumbai attack 10 years on: Terror planners still not brought to justice

The terror masterminds who planned the 2008 Mumbai attack have still not been brought to justice.

By World Israel News Staff

Ten years ago, on Nov. 26, 2008, terrorists committed a gruesome attack in Mumbai, India. They killed men, women and children in hotels, a train station and on the streets of the city formerly known as Bombay — 164 would be the ultimate death toll.

The masterminds behind it have still not been brought to justice. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to change that, pledging to bring those responsible to justice.

“The United States is committed to seeing that those responsible for this attack face justice,” Pompeo said in a statement, adding it was “an affront to the families of the victims that, after ten years, those who planned the Mumbai attack have still not been convicted for their involvement.”

“We call upon all countries, particularly Pakistan, to uphold their U.N. Security Council obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates,” he said.

Pompei noted that a State Department program, Rewards for Justice, maintains its offer of “$5 million in reward money for information leading to the capture of the Mumbai masterminds.”

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Among those killed were Rabbi Gavriel Noach, 29, and Rivka Holtzberg, 28, the couple who ran the Chabad House in the city which was specifically targeted by the terrorists.

“With profound sadness and deep sorrow, we received the definitive news, just a short while ago, confirming the brutal murder of two of our finest … our dear representatives in Mumbai, India, who served their community with love and devotion,” announced Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, on Nov. 28, 2008.

Dovid Margolin via JNS contributed to this report.