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Four year anniversary of Mumbai attacks

Mumbai remembered the victims of the 2008 attacks on Monday (November 26) amid tight security just days after the lone surviving gunman from the Pakistan-based militant squad was hanged. Pakistan national Mohammad Ajmal Kasab was the enduring image of the bloody assault, which traumatised India and raised fears of copycat attacks on foreign cities. Pictures of the boyish gunman wearing a black T-shirt and toting an AK-47 rifle as he strode through Mumbai's train station were published around the world. Four years on from the attacks, people on the streets felt justice had been done. Kasab was executed on the morning of November 21 amid great secrecy, underscoring the political sensitivity of the November 26, 2008, massacre, which still casts a pall over relations between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India. Ten militants arrived on the city shoreline in a dinghy on November 26, 2008, before splitting into four groups and embarking on a killing spree. They held off elite commandos for up to 60 hours in two luxury hotels and a Jewish centre. At the end of the commando operations, Ajmal Kasab was arrested while the other nine gunmen were killed.

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