TERROR TRIAL

Mumbai Gunman Says He's 17

The only gunman captured in the Mumbai terror attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, claimed he was only 17 years old at his trial yesterday. Kasab's lawyer asked that his client be tried in a juvenile court, but the judge rejected the request, noting that in earlier reports Kasab said he was 21 and doesn’t look like a teenager. Kasab is charged with 12 crimes and could face the death penalty if he is convicted of being one of 10 men who killed more than 160 people in last November’s terrorist rampage. In another unforeseen twist, prosecutors attempted to implicate military Pakistani officials in the attacks by pointing to their level of sophistication. Additional evidence includes a trace of one of the conspirator's email addresses to a military-backed phone company.