Mumbai terrorist says he was ordered to kill until the last breathDecember 1st, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): The sole terrorist captured alive in the Mumbai carnage has reportedly told police that he was trained in Pakistan and ordered to kill until the last breath.
According to a report in the Times, a leaked account of the interrogation of Azam Amir Kasab, 21, a Pakistani national, has revealed that the terror strikes, which left nearly 200 dead, were intended to kill as many as 5,000 people.
Kasab and his fellow militants were given instructions to target whites, especially Britons and Americans, and were ordered to kill until the last breath.
The claims were made in what a police source said was a transcript of the terrorists questioning.
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 Mumbai on the night of November 26.
A policeman and one other terrorist were killed in the same encounter.
Earlier, Kasab and his accomplice had sprayed the concourse of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbais main train station, with gunfire, killing indiscriminately.
While there, he was caught on camera wielding an automatic rifle. (ANI)
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