No help request from India on Mumbai attack: US

The United States has not received any request of help from India on its investigations of the Mumbai terrorist attack this week, a State Department official said on Saturday.

Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 10:18 AM IST

Washington: The United States has not
received any request of help from India on its investigations
of the Mumbai terrorist attack this week, a State Department
official said on Saturday.

"My understanding is that we did offer assistance,
but it`s not been formally requested. If that change, we`ll
let you know," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told
reporters at his daily news conference.

Earlier, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had
offered US assistance in the investigations of the July 13
Mumbai blasts that left 18 people dead and over 100 injured.

"Obviously, the Indian government is investigating
that (Mumbai attack). And we have offered to assist in any way
we can. But I don`t have any information regarding who might
be responsible (for the bomb blasts)," Carney told reporters.

Toner had earlier said the Indian government is
conducting its own investigation on this terrorist attack.

"We`ll wait and see how that develops," he said when
asked if the United States has any indication of possible
Pakistani involvement or support for the Mumbai bombings.

PTI