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Nov 21, 2012 at 01:35pm IST

LeT says Kasab will 'inspire' more attacks, Taliban shocked over execution

Islamabad: Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, executed in India on Wednesday for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was a "hero" who will inspire more attacks, said a senior commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).

"He was a hero and will inspire other fighters to follow his path," the commander of the Pakistani militant group accused of masterminding the attack told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.

Ajmal Kasab was hanged at 7.30 am at Pune's Yerwada jail on Wednesday morning.

Kasab will 'inspire' more attacks: LeT

A senior commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba said Kasab was a "hero" who will inspire more attacks.

Pakistan's Taliban movement expressed shock on Wednesday over India's execution of Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of a militant squad that killed 166 people in a rampage through the financial capital Mumbai in 2008.

"There is no doubt that it's very shocking news and a big loss that a Muslim has been hanged on Indian soil," Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan told Reuters.

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