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Mastermind of deadly Mumbai attacks jailed for five years in Pakistan

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A Pakistani court has jailed the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attacks, Hafiz Saeed, to five years and six months on terror charges, his lawyer said Wednesday, the first time he has been imprisoned since the 2008 assault.

The firebrand cleric was found guilty of “being part of a banned terrorist outfit” and for “having illegal property,” his lawyer Imran Gill told AFP.

In this file photo taken on November 27, 2008 Indian firefighters attempt to put out a fire as smoke billows from the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on November 27, 2008 Indian firefighters attempt to put out a fire as smoke billows from the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. (AFP)