Mumbai gunman confesses


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The only surviving gunman from last November’s Mumbai attacks pleaded guilty in an Indian court.

Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, a 21-year-old Pakistani citizen, was charged Monday with 86 separate offenses in the three-day attack including murder and waging war against India, according to reports.

Some 166 people died in the attack, which targeted two hotels, the train station and the Chabad center of Mumbai. The Chabad rabbi and his wife, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, as well as three other Jewish victims, were killed during the siege. The Holtzbergs’ 2-year-son, Moshe, escaped with his caregiver.

Kasab, who had pleaded not guilty in May, is facing a possible death sentence. He is the only one of the 10 alleged gunmen captured alive during the attacks.

Kasab rose in court during routine interviewing of witnesses and confessed his guilt, Reuters reported. 

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