Mumbai gunman Kasab executed: Indian TV

As the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N party his election was considered certain in the two-man race

Pakistani lawmakers on Tuesday elected businessman Mamnoon Hussain the 12th president of Pakistan, state PTV reported.

Mohammed Kasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged on Wednesday in an Indian prison, the NDTV news channel said.

Kasab was executed at 7:30am (0200 GMT) at Yerwada jail in Pune in the western Indian state of Maharashtra after India's President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea earlier this month, the channel said.

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