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On November 26, 2008, ten Pakistani terrorists went on the rampage in India’s financial hub Mumbai, killing 166 people and injuring hundreds over a period of three days. Ajmal Kasab was the only attacker to be captured, while the others were killed by security forces. India blames the attack on Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which is believed to have planned and launched the operation from Pakistani soil. Mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others were arrested in Pakistan and charged with planning, financing and facilitating the attacks. Their trial has dragged on at a snail’s pace since 2009 and Lakhvi was released on bail in April. The lack of progress in the trial has become a key irritant in bilateral relations.