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Verdict Expected In Mumbai Attacks Trial In India

Over 150 people were killed in the attacks
A court in India is expected today to pronounce its verdict in the case of a Pakistani man accused of taking part in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai that left 166 people dead and more than 300 others injured.

Muhammad Ajmal Kasab is accused of being one of the gunmen from the Pakistan-based Islamist extremist Lashkar-e-Taiba group that carried out the three-day rampage in Mumbai.

He is believed to be the only survivng member of the attackers, with nine other gunmen being killed. Kasab, who could face the death penalty if convicted, initially denied the charges, then confessed his involvement, and later retracted his confession, blaming police misconduct.

His trial at a special court in Mumbai has included evidence from more than 600 witnesses.

Two Indian citizens accused of helping plot the attacks are also standing trial in the case.

compiled from agency reports