India executes last Mumbai terror attacker

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India has executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was hanged four years after Pakistani gunmen blazed through India’s financial capital, killing 166 people.

Kasab, a Pakistani, was executed in secrecy at a jail in Pune, a city near Mumbai, after his plea for clemency was rejected.

News of the execution was widely cheered in India but for those more deeply touched by the events of 26/11, as the attack is known there, the hanging offered only a partial relief.

“This is an incomplete justice as the masterminds and main handlers of 26/11 are still absconding,” said Kavita Karkare, the widow of Hemant Karkare, the chief of Mumbai’s anti-terrorism squad who was killed while pursuing Kasab.