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Guilty verdict in Mumbai siege trial

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was found guilty of murder, conspiracy and waging war
  • More than 160 people killed from November 2008 attack on various Mumbai sites
  • India blames Lashkar-e-Tayyiba for attacks; group denies responsibility
RELATED TOPICS
  • India
  • Mumbai
  • Terrorism

Mumbai, India (CNN) -- An Indian court handed down a guilty verdict Monday in the case of the only surviving gunman from a 2008 siege in Mumbai.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was found guilty of murder, conspiracy and waging war on India.

India blamed the attacks on the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a Pakistan-based terror group allied with al Qaeda.

Authorities said Kasab was trained by the organization, which was banned in Pakistan in 2002 after an attack on India's parliament. The group denied responsibility.

More than 160 people were killed in Mumbai in November, 2008, as 10 men attacked buildings including the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower and Oberoi-Trident hotels, the city's historic Victoria Terminus train station, and the Jewish cultural center, Chabad House.

The assault lasted three days.

Kasab was photographed holding an assault weapon during the attacks.