Pakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspect
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Pakistan grants bail to main Mumbai attack suspect

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Pakistani anti-terrorism court has granted bail to the chief suspect in the Mumbai attack trial.

Rizwan Abbasi says judge Kausar Abbas in Thursday’s hearing held in the garrison city of Rawalpindi found that there was not enough evidence to keep Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi in custody anymore.

The court session was closed to the media.

The 2008 attack in the Indian city of Mumbai killed 166 people.

The attack was blamed on the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Pakistan has put seven men on trial on charges they assisted in the Mumbai siege, but the trial has not made any progress.

India has criticized Pakistan for not doing more to crack down on the militants blamed for the attack.

Indian officials immediately condemned the bail announcement.