The relatives of two New Yorkers who were killed in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai are suing Pakistan's intelligence agency and Kashmir-based militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, whom they blame for the attacks. Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his pregnant wife, Rivka, and their son were attacked at the Chabad Lubavitch center in Mumbai. Their son was rescued by a nanny, but the rabbi, his wife and their unborn child were all killed. Their son now lives in Israel with his grandfather, who filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court.
The suit alleges that Pakistan's intelligence "provided critical planning, material support, control and coordination for the attacks." During the incident, 10 men attacked the Taj Mahal and Oberoi-Trident hotels, a train station and the Chabad Lubavitch center, killing over 160 people and wounding hundreds more. Many referred to it as "Mumbai's 9/11." The only surviving gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, has been convicted of murder, conspiracy and waging war. The Holtzbergs are seeking monetary damages in their lawsuit, though reports did not specify how much.