New Delhi: Three years after 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) is likely to ask US and Pakistan to extradite nine persons involved in the deadly terror attack.

The nine accused are David Headley, Tahawwur Hussain Rana, Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Abdur RehmanSaeed, Ilyas Kashmiri, Sajid Majid (Lashkar commander) and two ISI officials- Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali.

While Headley and Rana are in Chicago jail in the US ever since they were arrested by the FBI in October 2009, while remaining seven accused are in Pakistan.

The move comes after the NIA chargesheeted them on December 24.

They have been charged with waging war against India.

According to sources, the decision was taken during a meeting of Ministry of Home Affairs and NIA in New Delhi on Monday.

Headley, who is undergoing trial in a US court, has confessed to his role in the terror attack but has entered into a plea bargain with the American judicial authorities under which he cannot be extradited to any country, including India. But the government is still hoping to get Headley and Rana who is also undergoing a trial in the US for his role in terror attack in Denmark. Rana has been acquitted for his alleged role in the Mumbai attack.

At least 166 people were killed and over 300 innocent people were injured when a band of 10 Pakistani terrorists attacked Hotel Taj in Mumbai on November 26, 2008.