White House condemns Pakistan’s release of accused mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks

  • Sarah Sanders says Hafiz Saeed’s release sends ‘troubling message’
  • US has a $10m reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction

The White House on Saturday called Pakistan’s release of a militant wanted by the US as the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai massacre of 2008 a “step in the wrong direction” and said a refusal to re-arrest him would damage bilateral ties and Pakistan’s international reputation around the world.

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