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India Hangs Sole Surviving Mumbai Attacker

Pakistani citizen executed for deadly 2008 terrorist assault

(Newser) - The only attacker to be captured alive after the 2008 terrorist assault on Mumbai was executed this morning. Pakistan citizen Ajmal Amir Kasab, one of 10 gunmen whose brazen attack killed 164 people, was hanged in a jail outside the city, the Washington Post reports. His execution, only the third... More »

Mumbai Gunman Says He's Ready for Gallows

(Newser) - The lone surviving gunman in the Mumbai attacks said today that he is ready to go to the gallows and wants no mercy from the court for his role in terrorist assault, which left 166 people dead. "Whatever I have done, I have done in this world. It would... More »

Gunman Pleads Guilty to Mumbai Attacks

(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... More »

Mumbai Gunman Retracts 'Coerced' Confession

Kasab gets new lawyer; trail begins after delays

(Newser) - The sole surviving gunman and top suspect in the Mumbai massacre has retracted his confession, which his new lawyer says was coerced, the BBC reports. Now, the judge must decide whether the confession will count in the case, in which Pakistani Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is accused of killing 166 people... More »

Mumbai Gunman's Lawyer Bounced, Delaying Trial

(Newser) - The trial of the one surviving Pakistani accused in November’s devastating attack in Mumbai started and stopped today when the judge dismissed the defendant's lawyer, the Times of London reports. Azam Amir Kasab’s court-appointed attorney was not permitted to defend him because she had previously discussed representing a... More »

Pakistani Colonel Linked to Mumbai Attacks

India says officer had contact with gunmen; 37 suspects wanted

(Newser) - Indian police have accused an officer in Pakistan's army of involvement in the November 2008 terrorist attacks that left 170 people dead, reports the Times of London. In a document detailing the charges against surviving assailant Ajmal Amir Kasab, which runs more than 11,000 pages, Indian authorities mention that... More »

Pakistan Admits Mumbai Gunman Is Citizen

Concession comes after India shares 100-page evidence dossier

(Newser) - The Pakistani government finally admitted today that the lone surviving gunman from November’s Mumbai attacks is its citizen, the BBC reports. It’s the first time India’s rival conceded a connection to the terrorist siege, despite weeks of heavy US pressure to comply. The foot-dragging was partly to... More »

India Piles More Mumbai Accusations on Pakistan

Official: Pakistani military, spy elements trained attackers

(Newser) - Indian authorities have now accused four leaders of the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba of involvement with the Mumbai attacks, the Wall Street Journal reports. A lead investigator has also issued the most pointed accusation yet that members of Pakistan’s military and spy agency helped train the attackers. The charges... More »

Five Mumbai Terrorists May Yet Be 'Missing'

Boat that transported gunmen had supplies for more assailants

(Newser) - Indian security forces say at least five terrorists could still be at large after last week’s assault on Mumbai, the Times of London reports. While police said earlier that only 10 militants were behind the attacks that killed almost 200, the fishing boat that transported them carried supplies for... More »

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