Gunman confesses

MUMBAI - The lone surviving gunman from last year's Mumbai attacks made a surprise guilty plea yesterday.

MUMBAI - The lone surviving gunman from last year's Mumbai attacks made a surprise guilty plea yesterday.

He admitted to a role in the three-day rampage that killed 166 people and raised tensions between India and Pakistan.

Pakistani Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, 21, faces 86 charges - including murder and waging war against India - for his part in the November 26 to 28 assault.

"Yes, he pleaded guilty in court today," senior police officer Rakesh Maria said.

"He has confessed to his role in the matter and the fact that he was involved in the planning and execution of the attacks." - Reuters

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