Hafiz Saeed: US warns of ‘repercussions’ for Pakistan over release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind

Hafiz Saeed: US warns of ‘repercussions’ for Pakistan over release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermindThe US has strongly condemned Pakistan’s release of the alleged militant accused of masterminding the 2008 attack on Mumbai – saying it sends a deeply troubling message about its commitment to fighting terrorism. Hafiz Saeed, accused of plotting the commando operation that left more than 160 people dead, was released from house arrest earlier this week by a three-judge panel in the city of Lahore. “Saeed’s release, after Pakistan’s failure to prosecute or charge him, sends a deeply troubling message about Pakistan’s commitment to combatting international terrorism and belies Pakistani claims that it will not provide sanctuary for terrorists on its soil,” said press secretary Sara Huckabee Sanders.



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