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Defense lawyer: Alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai attacks now of Pakistani jail

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, raises his fist after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani lawyer says authorities have released Lakhvi from prison near Islamabad on Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, raises his fist after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani lawyer says authorities have released Lakhvi from prison near Islamabad on Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indians stand outside the Taj Mahal hotel, which was one of the sites of the Mumbai terror attack, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 10, 2015. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 9, 2015, ordered the release of the main suspect Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the 2008 Mumbai attacks for the second time in less than a month, a defense lawyer said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Indians stand outside the Taj Mahal hotel, which was one of the sites of the Mumbai terror attack, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 10, 2015. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 9, 2015, ordered the release of the main suspect Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the 2008 Mumbai attacks for the second time in less than a month, a defense lawyer said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)  (The Associated Press)

  • A view of the Taj Mahal hotel, which was one of the sites of the Mumbai terror attack, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 10, 2015. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 9, 2015, ordered the release of the main suspect Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the 2008 Mumbai attacks for the second time in less than a month, a defense lawyer said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    A view of the Taj Mahal hotel, which was one of the sites of the Mumbai terror attack, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 10, 2015. A Pakistani court on Thursday, April 9, 2015, ordered the release of the main suspect Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the 2008 Mumbai attacks for the second time in less than a month, a defense lawyer said. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)  (The Associated Press)

A lawyer says the suspected Pakistani mastermind in the 2008 Mumbai attacks has left a jail near Islamabad following a court order that he be set free pending trial.

Attorney Rizwan Abbasi says his client, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, was out of detention on Friday and described it as a "triumph for law and justice."

A Pakistani court first ordered Lakhvi's release March 13 but he remained in detention amid mounting pressure on Pakistan to more actively confront Islamic militants. He was ordered released for a second time on Thursday.

Lakhvi, who was first granted bail last December, is one of seven suspects on trial in Pakistan in connection with the attacks that killed 166 people. He was arrested in 2009.