Mumbai Attacker is Executed

By: From CNN
By: From CNN


MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- India on Wednesday executed Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the last surviving gunman from the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, CNN-IBN reported, citing the home minister.

A Mumbai judge ruled in May 2010 that Kasab, a Pakistani, would be hanged. He was convicted of murder, conspiracy, and waging war on India.

India's Supreme Court in August rejected his plea that challenged his conviction and death sentence.

Kasab was one of 10 men who attacked buildings including the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower and Oberoi-Trident hotels, the city's historic Victoria Terminus train station, and the Jewish cultural center Chabad House in November 2008.

He was photographed holding an assault weapon during the three-day siege, which left more than 160 people dead.

Authorities said Kasab was trained by Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist group allied with al Qaeda.


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