Gunman Pleads Guilty to Mumbai Attacks

By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2009 5:30 AM CDT
The Taj Hotel burns during terror attacks in Mumbai, India, last November.    (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)
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(Newser) – The only surviving gunman of the deadly terror attacks in Mumbai admitted his role in the November rampage in a dramatic courtroom confession today, reports the Times of India. "Sir, I plead guilty to my crime," Ajmal Kasab told the presiding judge, before describing how the attacks were carried out. The Pakistani national also named the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba as the organizer of the attack. Until today Kasab had denied any role in the attacks, and it was unclear why he suddenly made the statement.