US appreciative of Pakistan’s reaction to Mumbai attacks

The United States has appreciated Pakistan’s stance on serial bombings in the Indian city of Mumbai, where several people lost their lives in the terrorist attack this week.

A senior American official, Daniel Benjamin, who is U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, thanked the Pakistani envoy in Washington Husain Haqqani for President Asif Ali Zardari’s and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s statements deploring the Mumbai bombings.

Indian officials have refrained from a knee-jerk reaction to this week’s bombings and Indian security organizations are looking into the terrorist incident.

According to the State Department, Ambassador Benjamin met with Ambassador Haqqani to discuss Washington’s efforts to build Pakistan’s civilian law enforcement capacity.