Sole surviving gunman in Mumbai attacks admits guilt

By AP, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 20, 2009 15:01

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The lone surviving gunman in last November's Mumbai terror attacks admitted to his role in the shooting rampage in a dramatic confession Monday in an Indian court, reversing months of denials. Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani national, on trial since April 17 in a special court, stood up just as a prosecution witness was to take the stand and addressed the judge. "Sir, I plead guilty to my crime," he said, triggering a collective gasp in the courtroom. Judge M.L. Tahiliyani, who was also apparently taken aback, called lawyers from both sides to decipher the significance of Kasab's statement. A total of 166 people, including six Israeli and Jewish occupants of the local Chabad House, were killed in the attacks by 10 gunmen in Mumbai, India's financial capital, that began November 26 and ended three days later with troops storming the Taj Mahal Hotel where some gunmen were holed up.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Ukraine, Iran and human rights on agenda for talks with Putin - Merkel

By REUTERS