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Mumbai gunman convicted of murder

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A Pakistani man has been found guilty by an Indian court over his role in the deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008. 22 year old Mohammad Ajmal Qasab, the lone surviving gunman, was convicted of murder and waging war on India.

The trial which began more than a year ago saw several twists and turns. Qasab originally denied the charges but then admitted his role in a dramatic court outburst. He kept his head down as the verdict was read out.

More than 170 people were killed by Pakistani gunmen in a three-day rampage through some of Mumbai’s best-known landmarks, including two luxury hotels and a Jewish centre.

India blames Pakistan-based militants. The case has worsened relations between the two countries. After denying it at first, Islamabad eventually admitted the attacks were planned on its territory.