The U.S. government has offered a $10 million reward for Hafiz Saeed, the man believed to be the "mastermind" of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai that killed 166 people. The State Department also offered $3 million for Saeed's brother-in-law, Abul Rehman Makki. Both are considered leaders of Lashkar-e-Taiba, which is designated as a terrorist organization and has been accused by India and the U.S. of carrying out the three-day shooting rampage that paralyzed Mumbai in November of 2008. Ten gunmen took part in the raid and nine were killed. The one surviving attacker has been sentenced to death in India.
Saeed is believed to be currently living in Lahore, Pakistan, where he continues to organize protests against U.S. and NATO interventions in the country. Despite being a wanted man he has often been seen in public and even appeared at a rally just last week to protest against the re-opening of NATO supply lines in Pakistan that support the war in Afghanistan. Saeed told Al Jazeera that he believes those protests are the reason the bounty has been offered. The money is given for any information that leads to their arrest or conviction of wanted terrorists, thought rewards have also been paid for information that led to their death, as with Saddam Hussein's sons in Iraq.