India Hangs Man Linked to Parliament Attack

    Hindu right wing Bajrang Dal activists burn portraits of Kashmiri Mohammed Afzal Guru as they celebrate his execution in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Guru, convicted in a 2001 attack on India's Parliament that left 14 people dead, was hanged Saturday after a final mercy plea was rejected, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said. Writing on poster reads "terrorist Afzal Guru is finished." (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    Burning photo of Guru on Saturday in New Delhi. (Tsering Topgyal/AP)

    A Kashmiri man linked to a 2001 armed attack of India’s Parliament was hanged on Saturday, according to the country's home minister. Afzal Guru had been sentenced to death in 2005 for having harbored and aided five men who staged an armed attack on India’s Parliament building in December 2001. The men, armed with guns and explosives, killed nine people and then themselves. Although Guru denied the charges in court, he gave a detailed television interview in 2002 revealing his role in the plot.

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