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India Rebukes Pakistan on Mumbai Attacks Anniversary

India Rebukes Pakistan on Mumbai Attacks Anniversary

India Rebukes Pakistan on Mumbai Attacks Anniversary

India is criticizing Pakistan for not cooperating in the effort to bring to justice those who carried out the 2008 terrorist attacks on India's financial capital, Mumbai.

India's diplomatic note sent to the Pakistani embassy in New Delhi accuses Pakistan of stalling the trial of seven Pakistani's arrested on charges of planning the operation.

The diplomatic complaint comes on the eve of the second anniversary of the attacks that left 166 people dead. Nine of the 10 attackers were killed in the assault. The surviving terrorist has been sentenced to death in the case.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also issued a statement on the anniversary of the attacks saying the U.S. stands in "solidarity" with India and honors those who lost their lives.

Pakistani officials have pledged cooperation in the case but Indian officials have long accused Pakistan of stalling the investigation. The Pakistani-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is accused of carrying out the attacks.

Indian officials say the group has close ties with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency (ISI) -- a charge Pakistani officials deny.

Over the three day assault terrorists attacked two luxury hotels, a railway station, a popular restaurant and a Jewish cultural center.

During his recent visit to India, U.S. President Barack Obama stayed at a hotel in Mumbai that was attacked by the terrorists. He also shared intelligence with Indian officials that disclosed the U.S. did not pass warnings to India about a U.S. citizen, David Headley, who helped set up the attacks.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP.