Mumbai terror attack lawyer shot dead near home

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February 11, 2010 19:03

 
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MUMBAI, India - The lawyer for one of the suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack was shot dead Thursday, according to police and one of the attorney's colleagues.

Shahid Azmi was representing Fahim Ansari, an Indian national accused of helping facilitate the attack on India's financial capital in November 2008.

A lawyer colleague of Azmi, Rashid Mirza, said unidentified men opened fire on Azmi around 6pm near his home in suburban Mumbai. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but declared dead on arrival.

Ansari is on trial with Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani gunman, and Ahmed Sabauddin, another Indian accused of providing maps that helped the attackers.

The three-day siege of India's financial capital left 166 dead.

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