India hangs 2008 Mumbai terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Kasab

November 21, 2012 05:41

NEW DELHI, Nov 21 (Reuters) - India hanged Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the only militant to have survived the 2008 attacks on the financial capital Mumbai, the Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

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. Kasab was a Pakistani national.

"Ajmal Kasab was executed at 7.30 this morning," Home ministry spokesman K. S. Dhatwalia said.

It was the first time a capital sentence had been carried out in India since 2004.

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