MUMBAI, India – India executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai early Wednesday, India's home ministry said.
Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani citizen, was one of 10 gunmen who rampaged through the streets of India's financial capital in November 2008, killing 166 people.
Kasab was hung at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a jail in Pune, a city near Mumbai, after India's president rejected his plea for mercy.
"This is a tribute to all innocent people and police officers who lost their lives in this heinous attack on our nation," said R.R. Patil, the home minister for the state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located.