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India hangs surviving militant from Mumbai attack

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 21 November 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, India hangs surviving militant from Mumbai attack, 21 November 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50b4d0ed28.html [accessed 2 September 2014]
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November 21, 2012

Flames gush out of The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai during the 2008 siege. Flames gush out of The Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai during the 2008 siege.

India has hanged the only militant to have survived the 2008 attack on Mumbai.

The India government said Ajmal Kasab was hanged early this morning in Pune, not far from Mumbai.

In August, India's Supreme Court upheld Kasab's death sentence over the attack on a string of targets in Mumbai that killed 166 people.

The 24-year-old Kasab was a Pakistani national who said he belonged to the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Ten militants were involved in the three-day siege of Mumbai.

Indian security forces killed the other nine during operations to end the attack.

Based on Reuters, dpa and AP reporting

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