Pakistan must do justice on Mumbai attack: US official

New Delhi: The US will keep pressing Pakistan to help India get justice for the Mumbai terror attack, a senior US official said on Wednesday.

“We will continue to press Pakistan to take the fight to all terrorist networks in the border region and do everything in their power to help India achieve justice for the Mumbai attack which claimed both Indian and American lives,” US Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah B. Sewall said here.

“That is what partners do — we help each other overcome shared struggles and face hard truths,” she added.

Ten Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai by the sea in November 2008 and went on a killing spree, leaving 166 Indians and foreigners dead. Nine of the terrorists were killed and one was hanged.

New Delhi has for years pressed Islamabad to bring those who masterminded the attack to justice.

India and the US, Sewall said, “have also been brought together by the shared trauma of terrorism. We recognize that terror is too often on India’s doorstep”.