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US Wants Perpetrators Of 26/11 Attack To Be Held Accountable

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MUMBAI, INDIA - NOVEMBER 26: Citizens pay tribute to 26/11 martyrs on the fifth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, those killed by 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in the country's financial capital at Gateway of India on November 26, 2013 in Mumbai, India. India marks the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks that jolted the world, five years ago. The dastardly attacks on India's financial capital by 10 LeT terrorists lasted 60 hours, killed 166 including 26 foreigners, and left 300 injured. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

KARACHI -- The United States on Thursday stressed the need for both India and Pakistan to work together to defeat terrorists.

In a press briefing, Mark Toner, the spokesperson for the US State Department said that ties between both the countries are critical to achieve peace and stability in South Asia.

According to the Dawn, Toner said the US wanted the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, that left 166 people dead, to be held accountable for their crimes.

He added that US wants India to have stronger counter-terrorism cooperation with all the South Asia countries including Pakistan.

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