We Aimed to Murder 5,000: Mumbai Terrorist

'I have done right,' militant declares to police
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2008 6:55 AM CST
We Aimed to Murder 5,000: Mumbai Terrorist
The interior of Nariman House, Mumbai, is seen after the commando operation yesterday,   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The lone Mumbai terrorist captured alive said months of training had prepped him and his cohorts to kill 5,000 people, the Daily Mail reports. Describing the massacre to police, Azam Amir Kasab of Pakistan, 21, said his instructions were to “target whites, preferably Americans and British.” He was told to "kill to my last breath." But the gunman begged to live when taken to a hospital. “I do not want to die," he told health-care workers.

The terrorists were trained in Kashmir, and traveled to Mumbai via boats, including a hijacked fishing trawler, according to police accounts of the terrorist's report. They killed two coast guards who intercepted them, forcing one to guide them first. “I have done right,” Kasab declared. “I have no regrets.” India’s home minister and a national security adviser have both submitted resignations as the government faces questions over its failure to prevent the attacks, the BBC reports.
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