Report: Mumbai Terror Attack Aimed to Kill 5,000 People
Indian police have heard the first full account of what led up to the devastating attacks in Mumbai from the only terrorist captured alive, who told authorities that he was ordered to kill "until the last breath," the U.K.'s Daily Mail newspaper reported Sunday.
Azam Amir Kasab, 21, the only terrorist to survive a raid by Indian commandos, told authorities that the attacks included 10 terrorists in a heavily orchestrated plan devised six months ago, that hoped to kill 5,000 people — targeting mostly "whites, preferably Americans and British," the Mail reported.
Kasab was captured after being shot in the hand by police in south Mumbai on Wednesday night, the Sunday Times of London reported. A policeman and one other terrorist were killed in the same encounter.
Kasab was captured after being shot in the hand by police in a standoff near Chowpatty beach, a popular evening destination for local families, in south Bombay, also known as Mumbai, on Wednesday night. A policeman and one other terrorist were killed in the same encounter.
The terrorists reportedly posed as students during a visit to Mumbai a month ago, to familiarize themselves with the city's roads and to film the "strike locations."
Kasab confessed to being a member of the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani militant group believed to be connected to Al Qaeda.
Read more of this story in the Daily Mail.