China holds Pakistan sponsored LeT responsible for Mumbai terror attacks

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Beijing, June 7: In a first ever,China has accepted the role of Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

The role of the LeT and its sponsors in Pakistan in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks was mentioned in a documentary film telecast recently on Chinese state television CCTV9, reported the ANI.

LeT responsible for Mumbai attacks

At least 166 people were killed and hundreds were injured when10 terrorists of LeT attacked various locations in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.

This development has come days before the expiry of Beijing's decision to place on technical hold the listing of three known LeT/ Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) terrorists - Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, Talha Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rauf - on June 9, 2016.

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Prominent members of the international community supported listing of these three terrorists by the Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council in September last year. China was the only country who had vetoed the decision then.

In April this year, China also blocked India's bid at the UN to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar, the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack.

Apart from India many other countries criticised that decision of China.

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