The trial lasted 271 days, but so overwhelming was the evidence, especially videos of the attacks, that the outcome wasn’t in doubt. On Monday, Muhammad Ajmal Kasab, now 22, was convicted of murder, waging war on India and possessing explosives. He is the lone surviving gunman who attacked numerous sites around Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, in late 2008. The attacks left around 170 people dead and strained relations between India and Pakistan. India’s home minister said the verdict was a message to Pakistan that it should not “export terrorism to India”.
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