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Mumbai attack gunman executed

  • Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been hanged.

    He was executed in prison in Pune earlier this morning.

    The Pakistani national's plea for mercy to Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was rejected earlier this month.

    The 60-hour siege of Mumbai began on 26 November 2008. Attacks on the railway station, luxury hotels and a Jewish cultural center claimed the lives of 166 people. Nine gunmen were also killed.

    Qasab along with an accomplice carried out the assault on the main railway station, killing 52 people.

    He was convicted of murder and other crimes in May 2010.