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Kasab will 'inspire' more attacks: LeT

Reuters   November 21, 2012
First Published: 13:58 IST(21/11/2012) | Last Updated: 19:00 IST(21/11/2012)

Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, executed in India on Wednesday for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was a "hero" who will inspire more attacks, said a senior commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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"He was a hero and will inspire other fighters to follow his path," the commander of the Pakistani militant group accused of masterminding the attack told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

Meanwhile, The Pakistani media reported terrorist Ajmal Kasab's hanging Wednesday blandly, with some reports quoting him as saying that he had not received a fair trial in India.

Kasab, the only one among 10 Pakistani terrorists caught after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, was "quietly hanged" in Pune, about four years after he was caught during the killing spree, Geo News reported.

It quoted Indian reports as saying that he was transferred to Pune's Yerawada jail from Mumbai "in a covert manner as the Indian government did not want to draw too much hype to this high-profile hanging".

Most English-language Pakistani newspapers' websites used international news agencies to report Kasab's hanging. Some leaned on the Indian media for the story.

(With inputs from IANS)

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