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Court gives death penalty to Mumbai siege gunman

MUMBAI, India (AP) - A court in India has handed a death sentence to the only surviving Pakistani gunman in the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Judge M.L. Tahaliyani's sentence comes three days after Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was found guilty of murder and waging war against India for his role in the attacks that claimed 166 lives in the nation's financial capital.

A death sentence must be reviewed by the High Court. Kasab can also appeal the decision and apply for clemency to the state and central governments.

India blames a Pakistan-based militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, for masterminding the attack.

Death sentences in India are carried out by hanging.


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